Friday March 29
Today's Featured Events:
10:00am - 5:00pm
Bauhaus 100: Object Lessons from a Historic Collection
Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02128
Join the conversation with leading and emerging scholars as they share their latest insights on the Bauhaus’s enduring impact. Founded in 1919 in Weimar, Germany, the Bauhaus was the 20th century’s most influential school of art, architecture, and design. A century later, we continue to learn from the rich trove of student exercises, iconic design objects, photographs, textiles, typography, paintings, and archival materials in the Busch-Reisinger Museum’s extensive Bauhaus collection. Join us as leading and emerging scholars share new research on these objects and related works in Harvard collections. Read more...
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Future Cities and Inclusive Public Transit
Institute for Human Centered Design
550 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
The Institute for Human Centered Design is teaming up with Wentworth Institute of Technology for a cross-disciplinary event at the new Center for Engineering and Sciences building. We will investigate the nearby four-block area of Huntington Avenue and Green Line to assess what works and what fails users who are varied in ability, age and culture. Taking the observational data, teams will return to the CEIS to map out design solutions that address the goal of inclusive urban space. Read more...
4:00pm - 5:30pm
Complete the Look! Choosing Fine Art to Enhance Your Design Vision
at the Boston Design Center
One Design Center Place, Suite 206, Boston, MA 02210
Nicole Hathaway and Kathy LaDuca of architecture firm DiMella Shaffer will discuss their approach to enhancing their interiors with fine art. In this discussion, hear from the experts on the latest color and design trends are, how to work fine art into the budget, and how galleries help to make choosing art easier. Learn how the right work of art can transform a space that hums into a space that sings! Read more...
4:00pm - 6:00pm
How Are Public Spaces Designed?
at the Boston Foundation
75 Arlington Street, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116
Throughout Boston's neighborhoods, parks and playgrounds, harbor fronts and streetscapes, cultural districts and community murals weave together Boston's social fabric of the city. Amid the city's building boom, these places are serving an increasingly vital role as accessible, democratic, and inclusive common ground for all Bostonians. How are these public space designed? Who is responsible for their upkeep and programming? And what are the latest plans for new, culturally vibrant and socially diverse public places? Read more...
6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Power of a Photo
Cabot House Furniture
66 Burlington Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
Join influencer, interior designer, and photographer Linda Holt for a discussion on using your Iphone to create quality pictures to convey a concept to your clients or proudly share a creative project. Designer, photographer and blogger Linda Holt shares with us a step-by-step tutorial on how to transform that random IPhone shot into an opportunity to engage your audience and enhance your brand. Enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and an additional 10% off any order placed that evening. Read More...
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Design Showdown - Final Round
ASID New England
Co-Hosted by the Boston Design Center
Galley West at the Boston Design Center
One Design Center Place, Boston, MA 02210
The signature student design competition of Boston Design Week! Design Showdown is a shark-tank style competition in which interior design and interior architecture students present and defend their designs for the showroom of the future, with an emphasis on health and wellness, to a panel of judges and before a live audience. Tensions run high as the judges decide the winners, who will have their work shared broadly within the New England design community. Read more....