Coming Attractions: Preview of Design Showcase on September 28, Part 1

We’re excited to be returning to Concreteworks fantastic 85,000sf facility in a former steel factory on the waterfront in Alameda on September 28th for our 2nd annual “Where Craft Meets Innovation: A Market & Showcase” event. Over 40 of our member companies, representing the best of locally made goods, will participate in a Market and Design Showcase. Concreteworks will hold rare factory tours of their facility and their cutting edge concrete fabrication techniques, and Oakland food truck COOL!NARIA will serve delicious Mexican food in an outdoor lounge.

We’re partnering on the Design Showcase with Wescover – the international platform for discovering and connecting with Creators. The “Bay Area Made x Wescover” Design Showcase will be a staged, loft-like living space curated by San Francisco interior designer Katie Storey, founder of Storey Design and the GFDA (Good Future Design Alliance) a new community of designers and makers advocating for sustainable practices.

Here is part one of our two-part preview of the Bay Area Made makers whose work will be featured in the Design Showcase.

Left: In their Alameda studio/factory, Concreteworks pushes the limits of glass-reinforced concrete fabrication to create sculptural furnishings and architectural elements.

Right: SKINNY is a Sausalito-based craft and design studio specializing in uniquely woven ceramics.

Left: Oakland-based Munson Furniture combines the latest digital design and fabrication tools with smart design principles and traditional woodworking techniques to create chairs, tables, and

Right: With their innovative Stemn metal hardware connectors, San Francisco furniture company Fyrn has created a range of high-quality seating that is built to last, but can be assembled and disassembled with ease to minimize transport costs and environmental impact.

Left: San Rafael’s Rough Linen makes linen home and apparel goods that are simply gorgeous.

Right: In their Oakland studio, Construction Lines handcrafts quilts and cushions inspired by sacred Islamic geometry.

Left: Richmond-based Phoenix Day has been making high quality, handcrafted lighting fixtures in the Bay Area for over 100 years.

Right: Oakland’s Elliptic Designs creates sculptural lighting out of steam bent wood and LED lights.

Left: San Francisco’s Galanter & Jones makes heated outdoor seating that will warm your buns, like these seen at Autocamp in Yosemite.

Right: Oakland’s Modern Metal creates laser cut metal grilles, heat registers, vents, doors and panels in a range of patterns and finishes that can be customized for your space.

Left: San Jose design studio soft-geometry explores opportunities for humor, softness, slowness and intimacy in furniture and home objects.

Right: Oakland’s Model No. Furniture utilizes the latest 3D printing technology to create tables, planters, bins and vases with eco-friendly materials.

Left: Tracey Kessler creates ceramics inspired by the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi (imperfect beauty) in her Sausalito studio.

Right: Illustrations and block prints by San Rafael-based artist Melissa Holden are graphically bold and playful.

Image at top of page: Fluffy Chair by soft-geometry.

Where Craft Meets Innovation: A Market & Showcase
Saturday, September 28
11am – 5pm

2033 Everett Street
Alameda, CA 94501

Click here for details, and to rsvp and sign-up for Concreteworks factory tours.

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