When celebrated local architect Jennifer Luce spoke at our Meeting of the Minds event, she highlighted a contemporary furniture design scene that’s growing in San Diego. I promised I’d share with Behind the Scene readers when our speakers are doing something notable in town.
Luce is one of the curators for a show this weekend featuring furniture design work from the San Diego State program dedicated to the practice. The show of student and alumni work, co-curated by SDSU professor Wendy Maruyama, is called “Domestic Pleasures” and is on display as part of the Art San Diego Contemporary Art Fair. You have to pay for admission to get into the fair, but there’s no extra cost to see the furniture design piece.
The curators hope the show “extends our perceptions of furniture and the role that these objects can have in a domestic setting.”
Here’s Luce’s presentation from our event in June:
The fair will also feature four other contemporary furniture designers from Mexico, Canada, and the United States.
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I’m Kelly Bennett, the arts editor for VOSD. You can reach me directly at email@example.com or 619.325.0531.
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