Coming Attractions: Preview of Design Showcase on September 28, Part 2

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

Left: Godar Furniture designs and builds original dining tables in their San Francisco workshop that look simple, but are surprisingly practical.

Right: Oakland’s Jacob May Design specializes in producing classic American furniture and accessories that are simple, elegant and made ethically from sustainable materials.

Left: San Francisco-based MOkun creates one-of-a-kind woven rope vessels, planters, trivets, birdhouses and more that are sculptural and functional.

Right: Art of Plants steam bends wood by hand in their Oakland workshop to create artful planters and decorative items.

Left: Oakland-based Jason Lees Design creates timeless modern furniture that is as functional and livable as it is beautiful.

Right: Koeppel Design handcrafts products in their San Francisco studio to organize, display and store vinyl records and analog music.

Left: Berkeley’s The Long Con is a furniture and home goods company dedicated to radical quality.

Right: Thoughtfully crafted, built for longevity, admired from every angle – San Francisco’s Lahoma creates furniture for every occasion.

Left: Berkeley-based Lutz Hornischer of Lutz Art Design creates modern sculptures and wall art from reclaimed wood.

Right: Yvonne Mouser is an artist, designer, and maker creating both sculptural and utilitarian objects.

Left: San Francisco and Sausalito’s Heath Ceramics designs and makes thoughtful products that embody creativity and craftsmanship, and enhance the way people east, live, and connect.

Right: San Francisco’s Aplat is a zero waste design collection for entertaining and everyday living.

Left: Krupa Paranjape creates handmade decorative pillows, contemporary home décor, table linens and accessories in her Mountain View studio.

Right: Oakland’s glossary syndicate workbooks is a creative reuse and eco-mindful art practice, blending analog + digital, and handmade + machine-made.

Image at top of page: “In the Mountains” reclaimed redwood wall sculpture by Lutz Hornischer of Lutz Art Design.

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