On behalf of Brite Collective & JOIN, I'd like to just share what all this VALUE SHOP excitement is about! We now have 20+ design studios which we'll feature at the VALUE (pop-up) SHOP for this coming weekend!!
We got some design "O.G."s, but also some new friends in the mix! Here's a sneak peak & a little something about each of the designers alphebetaically ordered starting with the first half of the list....
1. Ample: Is a modern furniture & lighting studio founded by Andy Johnson. The studio produces everything right here in Seattle, Washington with a strong preference for local materials and a deep conviction that furniture can and should be built to last a lifetime - or two.
2. Aleks Pollner: Ceramic porcelain artist who tests our perception of precoius porcelain objects and what it means when things are just meant to be broken.
4. Blkpine Workshop: Christa Thomas & Nin Troung (also the co-organizers of this popup) have this amazing knack for juggling multiple creative businesses and roles at once. They are the founders/designers of Blkpine Workshop (Seattle-made bags), Maiden Noir (menswear brand), Cafe Weekend (a delightful cafe), and on top of that Nin's a creative director for Stussy. And we think we're busy with just one studio!
5. Brackish: An up & coming furniture company founded by Forest Eckley & Andy Whitcomb. Their thoughtful approach to design is based on a simple balance of carefully salvaged materials to create one-of-a-kind furniture pieces that are equal parts warm and industrial.
7. fruitsuper: A seattle duo that puts the fun in fundamental with their simple, colorful, and functional products.
8. Glasswing: A collective founded by three roommates (Forest, also part of Brakish, Alisa, and Sean)who see eye-to-eye in all the little things that matter for living a quality life. They have a shared interest which sent them on a mission to gather the best sources for delightful everyday essentials from scented homemade candles, honey from nearby farms, accessories, and more.
9. Grain: Our Bainbridge Island-based friends whose thoughtful designs are dedicated to social and environmental responsibility. Their goods are produced in small batches at their island studio or through special collaborations with expert artisans in the US and abroad.
10. Herman Yu: A Seattle designer who creates beautiful printed cards and calendars featuring artfully manipulated natural images that are simultaneously graphic and ethereal.
11. Iacoli & McAllister: A collaboration between Jamie Iacoli and Brian McAllister that yields an impressive line up of lighting, furniture, jewelry, and small products. Their work never ceases to be an amazing intersection of materials and geometry.
12. Jessalin Beutler: A collection of accessories and clothes that are feature bold geographic patterns HAND-painted by Jessalin herself!
So yah......quite a list already, eh? This is like rounding up all the super hereos with all their super making powers!
Well, guess what? we're only at the half way point! More designers to follow for part 2!