Columbus Design Week(s) Runs October 14-28

Design Week[s] 2016 will kick off Friday evening, Oct. 14, at 6 p.m. at The Columbus Center for Architecture and Design, 50 West Town Street, Suite 110, with a reception for the opening of a new exhibit, ModernMadeOhio, curated by former Center board member and owner of Grid Furnishings Tim Friar. The Center exhibit will be a companion to a larger exhibit at the Hilton Columbus Downtown under the same name, also curated by Friar.

“ModernMadeOhio is a multi-site exhibition of modern furniture collections, designed and made in Ohio,” Friar said. “The common theme is Ohio furniture designers who have created individual design languages in the form of a visual vocabulary within a collection of production work.”

Additional highlights of this year’s Design Week(s) include:

  • Franklinton Focus, with a tours of the Idea Foundry, Franklinton’s popular community workshop, learning center and creative space where new ideas come to life; 400 W. Rich St., a former industrial warehouse that is now a dynamic, multi-functional arts complex housing more than 140 artists, craftsmen, designers and performers; and Land-Grant Brewing Company’s taproom;
  • Mini Camp Architecture, modeled after the elementary and high school camps hosted in Knowlton Hall each summer, where students in grades 3-8 will meet at The Center for a football stadium-design activity to correspond with football season;
  • A free introductory screening of a Design Talks short film, Stories of Architecture, which will feature a series of interviews with various local residents, leaders and architects exploring four unique buildings in Columbus;
  • An Architecture & Design Firm Crawl;
  • AIA Columbus Annual Meeting, featuring an address by Kate Schwennsen, FAIA, past AIA National President and current Professor and Director of the School of Architecture at Clemson University;
  • A Joint Associations’ Happy Hour at Salt & Pine, 250 South High Street, co-sponsored by the Knowlton School Alumni Society;
  • A silent auction happy hour to raise funds for The Center to benefit Camp Architecture, at Grid Furnishings, 661A High Street in Old Worthington. Open to the public, the event will feature, in addition to a silent auction of design items, a 50/50 raffle, light bites, and a cash bar.

Some of the above events require pre-registration and fees. For more information, to register and pay any necessary associated attendance fees, visit The Columbus Center for Architecture and Design website.