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Gardner White Furniture Activations


Design Core is excited to partner with Gardner-White to bring a furniture activation to the Detroit Month of Design. Gardner-White has selected three designers to create temporary furniture pieces that will be publicly displayed in September. The installations will be on view at two Detroit locations and one Gardner-White store. Pieces will be on display from Sept. 1st – 30th.

Participating designers include:

Laura Foxman of We are all Collage (WAAC) will present a piece of furniture in collaboration with local fabricators. WAAC collaborates across design disciplines to realize a wide range of projects from site-specific furniture to architecture and design research. On view at the Congregation Detroit, 9321 Rosa Parks Blvd, Detroit, MI 48206

Elizabeth Salonen of Mottoform will present a table, planter and rug that bring attention to the environmental impact and influence that product designers have through their design decisions and material choices. This installation would combine perceived high-end and low-end materials to create an upscale version of a sustainable look. On view at the Gardner White Canton Store, 41661 Ford Rd. Canton, 48187

Urban Alterscape will debut ‘Slung” which merges the classicism of the Barcelona chair with the vibrant energy of Detroit’s resurgence. The ergonomic form follows the timeless proportions of the van der Rohe design, and the use of nylon straps, tactile fasteners and metal to create a comfortable and accessible lounge chair. On view at Vanguard Community Development Corporation, 2795 East Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48211


9/1/2021 - 9/30/2021
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