By Regina Connell.
We’ve been watching WestEdge for a couple of years now (see past coverage here), and are happy that they’ve created a place for independent, thoughtfully made, design-centric home goods—primarily furniture and lighting. It’s a great thing to see in comparison to the corporate-heavy or “craft”-only shows that seem to be out there, so we hope they can keep it up.
WestEdge was previously based in LA (with a large contingent of Bay Area types in attendance), but now it’s finally debuting in SF, at least on a pared-down basis.
As part of SF AIGA‘s expanding San Francisco Design Week that is lately embracing all aspects of design, WestEdge is coming to town. The exhibit runs from June 4–5 2015, serving up modern home furnishings and design, many by independent designers and artisans.
There’s the new to us Studio Bel Vetro, which makes some stunning chandeliers, many on a commission basis, and the under the radar Robert Long lighting, committed to reimagining classics and run by the son of the original founder, all from Sausalito. (The Palm Wall Bracket is pretty damned gorgeous and made out of a seamless piece of perforated brass.)
Then there’s BlankBlank, which operates out of Courtland, California. In addition to making designs by owner Rob Zinn, BlankBlank makes furniture, lighting, and accessories for designers such as Mike and Maaike, Mark Goetz, and Tim Richartz.
In addition to showing the work of designers, WestEdge will have some solid programming, including a workshop by Sheet Metal Alchemist and Built to be Sold, moderated by Elle Decor’s Ingrid Abramovitch, and featuring our good friends Geoffrey De Sousa of DeSousa Hughes, Forest Dickey of Varian Designs, and Michael McEwen of McEwen Lighting.
Stay tuned, and make sure to check out more on Instagram.
All images via WestEdge.
WestEdge at San Francisco Design Week Hub
June 4–5, 2015
Thursday, June 4: 10am–6pm with Opening Night Party from 6:30pm–10pm
Friday, June 5: 10am–5pm
The Embarcadero Waterfront
Pier 27 Cruise Terminal
San Francisco, CA 94111
San Francisco Design Week