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Cristin Richard, House of Raw + Isabelle Weiss, NEXT:SPACE


Cristin Richard is the founder of House of Raw (House of Research and Worldview), a research based atelier located in Detroit. With a focus on Trends Intelligence and Future Forecasting, House of Raw also works conceptually to provide evocative installations, experiences and limited edition goods.

Isabelle Weiss is an appraiser of Fine Art + Collectible Design and the founder of NEXT:SPACE, the leading gallery presenting bespoke design objects from independent designers in Detroit. Through NEXT:SPACE and companion firm CollectorAnonymous, Weiss promotes the value of collecting as a tool to shape a more sustainable future.


Localizing Luxury

What is “luxury” in our post-pandemic society? The answer is closer than you may imagine. This two-part lecture series emphasizes the role of our own communities in redefining global luxury and consumption. Discover a more conscious and sustainable future landscape through trend forecasting + design analysis from Cristin Richard + Isabelle Weiss.

Part 1: Then and Now Luxury Forecast
Cristin Richard takes a deep look into the key lifestyle behaviors and societal shifts that will redefine the Luxury market. With a primary focus on fashion and interiors, three aesthetic concepts will be presented through the identification and analysis of global design trends.

Part 2: What are objects of re:Socialization?
Exploring the relationship between the design object, societal values and the concept of collecting, Isabelle Weiss presents, Objects of re:Socialization, a design publication + film project. As a counterpoint to careless output and consumption, the project offers an intimate look into the studios of independent designers creating objects that reflect our own shift in values and offer solutions to many challenges we face as we build a stronger future.

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Wednesday, Sep. 16th


10:00 am - 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Lisa Spindler Studio

1520 Woodward Ave, Detroit, MI 48226

Category: Talk

Topics: For Designers - By Designers, Product - Fashion - Makers

Type: Virtual