Ivy at Boston Design Market

A Wrap Up of Boston Design Market


Thank you to our friends at the Boston Design Center for hosting Ivy – our first-ever Boston Design Market experience! Wednesday afternoon was especially exciting for us, as Ivy Co-Founder Lee Rotenberg discussed the need for change with the help of technology in the design industry alongside panelists from Schumacher, Waterworks, Dering Hall and New England Home. Here were some of our highlights from Boston Design Market.

October 11 | Gil Schafer

Renowned architect Gil Schafer kicked off Boston Design Market with a special keynote presentation on his inspiration as a designer. Grab his new book “A Place To Call Home“, available now!

October 11 | Innovators in Design Panel

This panel was comprised of business stakeholders who have recognized the need for change and subsequently built solutions that will ensure their continued relevance. Moderated by Kyle Hoepner (Editor-in-Chief of New England Home). Panelists included Peter Sallick (CEO & Creative Director of Waterworks & CEO of Dering Hall, Inc.), Lee Rotenberg (Co-Founder of Ivy), and Timur Yumusaklar (CEO of F. Schumacher & Co. & Patterson Flynn Martin).

Ivy at Boston Design Market

October 12 | Trend Forecasting

This year, the trends panel explored the future of interior design, cuisine, and culture with Jesse Lazarus of Kravet, Suzi Jlavacek of Boston Art and Christine Liu of America’s Test Kitchen

October 12 | Giving Back Panel

The Giving Back panel saluted the design community’s service to others and to our environment. A panel of representatives from Merida Studio, J.D. Staron, Jewett Farms + Co., Phillip Jeffries and Design New England discussed how giving back impacts the world outside of our homes.

October 12 | Heading Home to Dinner

To close out Boston Design Market, New England Home hosted the annual New England Design Hall of Fame Inductee Announcement during the Heading Home to Dinner Cocktail Party Kickoff. Boston’s first design and dine event, Heading Home to Dinner, showcased tabletops and bar carts by local designers and other creatives. Ticket proceeds support Heading Home to help end homelessness in greater Boston.

Ivy at Boston Design Market

Design by @mallyskok, Photo by @viewfrommyheels

Pop Up Shops

At 10:00AM Wednesday and Thursday, a number of pop-up shops from artisans and makers posted up near the Boston Design Center Market Stalls such as Camden Hydes, Lladro, S.A., Sara Campbell, Masterpiece Gallery with Dowel Furniture, Galerie Dorsay, Trident Books, Boston Art Pop Up Gallery, and many more. 10% of proceeds from all purchases will be donated to Heading Home, an organization on a mission to end homelessness in Greater Boston by providing a supported pathway to self-sufficiency that begins with a home.

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