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SF designers to take part in American Craft Council show
Jul 30, 2014

A three-day celebration of all things handmade, the American Craft Council show (August 8 – 10) will partner with six celebrated San Francisco-based interior designers and architects—John K. Anderson, Alison Damonte, Tyler Dawson, Jiun Ho, Chad DeWitt and April Powers—to present room vignettes themed “Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft.”
The designer rooms will put craft into a design context and feature everything from serving pieces to furniture, light fixtures to textiles, and sculpture to decorative accessories, all sourced from exhibitors within the show.
  

Clockwise from top: John K. Anderson, Alison Damonte, Jiun Ho, April Powers, Chad DeWitt and Tyler Dawson
“Part of the joy of collecting is incorporating fine craft into your home and we want to provide our American Craft Council show visitors with some great examples of how to do just that, using top designers from San Francisco,” said Pamela Diamond, the American Craft Council’s Director of Marketing and Communications. “In addition, we want to expose the local design community to the high-end craft made by our makers, many of whom have reached the level of artisan through years of studying and working in a specific medium, teaching and having their work displayed in galleries and museums all over the world.”
Ho’s vignette, which “contrasts the raw and elemental with the machine-made and opulent,” will include pieces from Kathy Colt and Emily Dvorin combined with nature-inspired pieces from his own furniture collection.

Rendering of Jiun Ho's space
"I took my cue from the rugged nature of Northern California," said Ho. "I used patterns and layering to form an innovative structure that is created by stacking fragile, patterned layers. It is similar to nature in its simplicity and contains surprises at every turn. The more you explore the layers the more you find."
“My room is intended to be fantastical and kaleidoscopic," added Damonte. “Juxtaposing Ealish Wilson’s vibrant work with the simple, yet bold and geometric forms of Lilith Rockett’s vessels creates an interesting tension that truly highlights each artist’s work.”
The American Craft Council San Francisco Show draws thousands of fine craft collectors from across the Bay Area who find great joy in learning the master makers’ creative processes, developing relationships with the artists and learning the stories behind each handcrafted piece.
Show hours are Friday, August 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Saturday, August 9 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, August 10 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $14 for a one-day pass and $30 for a three-day pass, and can be purchased here.

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