Coronavirus Update: we’re shifting the festival out to August 1-8. Read more here.
Interior design starts with understanding the meaning behind the objects around us. Join University of Oregon designers to understand the meaning behind the "trophies" we hang on walls. Examine up close the color studies of Josef Albers as he intended to educate and create a sound future.
For those looking to explore interior design with sense and purpose, don't miss these events. See five designers' creative journey to create an object, a rare look into design process leading to finished products. Learn from Cedarwood Waldorf School about what makes a space therapeutic in all elements of design. Understand the power of scent in spaces and how it affects the whole dynamic of a room.
If you're starting out your design career, fill your day with workshops to grow. Go to OK Studio's morning workshop to find your brand's purpose and mission. Then in the afternoon, go to Chipperfield Media's event to learn important skills in creating your brand and expanding your reach.
It's a 'choose your own adventure' day, where there is something different for every interior designer. Deep dive into target marketing to approach your clients and audience, look into vignettes of different interior designers during an evening happy hour, and hear from a panel of creatives about how to make a living doing what you love.
Use your Wednesday to get inspired. Painter and ceramics artist Nicole M Curcio will show pieces she designs to make art more approachable as everyday use objects. Lynn Feinstein from Mobius Home will guide you on how to thoughtfully design and decorate. Connect with creative professionals of color supporting each other for a seat at the table. Admire the work of others in a panel where ten designers unabashedly call up their local "work crushes".
Take on the challenge to rethink how to approach interior design. Be it by examining the evolving principles of design, embracing bold florals and bright colors in a female-artist showcase, reimagining spaces that need a change, or even creating a new space all together for others to be their authentic selves.
Looking to spend a night with textiles? Go to Christiane Millinger's studio to hear about the history of rugs as emblems of their time and culture, or learn how to reuse plastic to make new textiles and reduce waste. If you need something different, attend a panel of female designers about what it means to be a woman in design.
Experience interior design in action with the annual Portland Homes Tour, with special looks into uniquely designed residencies.