This weekend was the first annual Makers Market at Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, NY. The open air marketplace featured a curated selection of crafted products in a series of tents within the waterside park, amongst the spring exhibition of outdoor sculptural installations. Presented by American Craft, The Noguchi Museum — located across the street — R 20th Century and Socrates Sculpture Park, the market showcased a small selection of 30 makers from across the States, with wares that ranged from furniture to motorcycles…ceramics, jewelry and glassware filling the space in between. The array seemed to scale from one of a kind to small run production pieces and had more than a few delightful gems tucked under the shade of the market tents.
Tom Winter Architects: C-Light Cell
The C-Light Cell was designed as an example of simple beauty found in common materials…concrete and light. A perfect cube, it can be used as a single fixture or configured into wall or flooring structures.
This Portland, OR-based glass works studio had a series of beautiful pieces, including a series of misshapen green bottles, glass skulls and baby heads, and a quirky terrarium. More importantly, co-founder Andi Kovel had a pooch booth hand named…Otto.
Handmade, hand-dyed wool felt boots and mittens are among the material manifestations of Spnge, a teaching, learnign and discipline-bending project by Hope Ginsburg. Feltmaking has been a mainstay of Sponge events since it began in 2007.
Teraforma is a husband/wife partnership that set out to create a compelling collection of modern objects for the table. Based in Connecticut, co-founders Andrew and Anna Hellman collaborate with the next generation of design talent and pair them with artisans to investigate unique collaborations between designer and maker.