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Furniture Society Conference 2018: NEXUS


Jun 14, 2018 to Jun 16, 2018
09:30 AM


The Furniture Society, the premier

educational organization focused on promoting excellence and fostering an

understanding of the art of furniture and its place in the world, will host its next

conference “NEXUS: Perspectives on Art, Design, Craftsmanship, and Technology“ at

Dogpatch Studios in San Francisco from June 14-16, 2018.

Created with designers, makers, artists, gallerists, collectors, design retailers and

students in mind, the conference explores what’s next for the community of makers

and collectors as the world becomes increasingly digital.

Through presentations, panels, interactive workshops, tours, and informal social

events, the conference brings together the country’s most visionary designers, artisans,

technologists, futurists, and entrepreneurs to illuminate, provoke, and inspire. Topics

cover a broad range of concerns including the role of women in the craft, technology

and design; sustainability; advanced materials; collaboration between designers and

makers; shifting consumption patterns; and global craft.

Featured speakers include artist/architect/designer Allan Wexler (capstone speaker)

and designer/builder/educator and founder of Project H Design and Girls Garage Emily

Pilloton (keynote presenter).

NEXUS will also feature three exhibits. NEXUS: The Exhibition, taking place at

ShopFloor Design in Dogpatch, is a juried exhibit of work by members of the Furniture

Society, including Justin Bailey, Chance Coalter, San Francisco’s Fyrn, The Krenov

School, Po Shun Leong, Marcus Papay of Papay Designs, and Jordan Waraksa of

Fiddle and Hammer. This exhibit is curated by Derek Chen of Council Design, Jennifer

Jones of Niche Interiors, independent curator Jennifer Navva-Milliken and independent

curator/art consultant Julie Muniz.

The second exhibit, entitled Thinking Through Making, takes place at CCA Hubbell

Street Galleries, features work by the students, faculty, and alumni from California

College of the Arts. The third exhibit, entitled RAW DESIGN features work by Dominic

Di Mare and Judy Kensley McKie, and is at the Museum of Craft and Design.





The Furniture Society presents: NEXUS



Dogpatch Studios

991 Tennessee Street

San Francisco, CA 94107



Thursday, June 14, 2018: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Friday, June 15, 2018: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 16, 2018: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Closing party from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m)




3 Days: $225 to $500

1 Day: $110 to $250

Tours, luncheons, and closing celebration tickets available for sale separately.



Wednesday, June 13 7pm-9pm

Harmonic Brewing 1050 26th St, San Francisco, CA 94107

 This is not a ticketed event, open to all, cash bar.


-RELATED EXHIBITS (Free, no ticket required)

NEXUS: The Exhibition

Thursday, June 14 Opening Reception for the Exhibit, 7pm-9 pm.

Friday, June 15, 2018 9 a.m. - 8 p.m

Saturday, June 16, 2018 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

ShopFloor Design

1426 Minnesota Street,

San Francisco


-THINKING THROUGH MAKING (In conjunction with CCA)

June 7-June 29, 2018

CCA Hubbell Street Galleries

161 Hubbell Street

San Francisco

Opening Reception: June 14, 2018 at CCA Hubbell Street Galleries



Anchors in Time: Dominic Di Mare

Judy Kensley McKie: Cast of Characters

Museum of Craft and Design

June 2 – October 28, 2018

2569 3rd St,

San Francisco

Opening Reception: June 14, 2018 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.



For high-resolution images and/or interviews with participating designers, contact Regina

Connell at regina@designagencyco.com or Erin Cullerton at erin@designagencyco.com




About The Furniture Society

The Furniture Society is the premier educational organization focused on promoting excellence

and fostering an understanding of the art of furniture and its place in the world. Its mission is to

advance the art of furniture making by inspiring creativity, promoting excellence, and fostering an

understanding of this art and its place in society. The Furniture Society is a 501(c)3 organization



single day and 3 day passes available


View map Dogpatch Studios
991 Tennessee St.
San Fransisco, CA

Additional Information


Furniture Society



Contact name

Adam Manley

Contact email


We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.

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