Detroit Creative Corridor Center’s (DC3) Project Coordinator Jakki Kirouac blogs about the upcoming Drinks x Design (DxD) event at Pewabic, the DC3’s annual Detroit Design Festival (DDF) and the commemorative tile created for the 2013 DDF. Read about DxD and join us at our National Historic Landmark home Thursday, August 8, 2013 for August Drinks x Design: Pewabic Pottery.
While Drinks x Design is always excited to share many of the new businesses launching and relocating to Detroit each month, we are thrilled to announce our latest collaboration with Detroit Design Festival and the historic Pewabic Pottery.
The DxD team took our cue from Detroit Creative Corridor Center’s involvement with Culture Lab Detroit. Last spring, DC3 welcomed design icon, David Stark to Detroit and that welcoming included collaborating with Pewabic Pottery on a custom dinnerware plate. (You can read about it here in a previous post on the Pewabic blog.)
Metro Times and DC3 both agreed that Pewabic Pottery was the perfect host for August’s Drinks x Design, and as we are only a month away from the Detroit Design Festival, the thought of creating a custom tile for the festival was one that could not be ignored.
The Pewabic staff was really fun to work with and was more then willing to accommodate our ideas and brand. From selecting the size, shape and glaze, there was not one detail too small! We are looking forward to sharing the results of our collaboration with you on Thursday, August 8th. If you are interested in purchasing the tile, they will be for sale during the Drinks x Design event for $40 each.
Jakki Kirouac, Project Coordinator for Detroit Creative Corridor Center
Drinks x Design is a monthly open studio for the creative community. It is a partnership between Detroit Creative Corridor Center and Metro Times and is also sponsored by Quicken Loans. It also highlights some local professional design organizations: AIGA Detroit, AIA Detroit, IDSA Michigan, and NOMA Detroit.
Detroit Design Festival is North America’s Festival of Independent Design. The Detroit Creative Corridor Center (“DC3”) established DDF to connect Detroit’s fiercely independent creatives with one another, introduce them to new markets and consumers, and expose Detroit’s creative talent and collective design aesthetic to national and global audiences. #DDF2013