Relationship by Design


Relationship by Design
@NeoCon - The Merchandise Mart
| 9am -5pm
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza Booth #7-1048 

Enhanced research capabilities, new distribution channels and crowdfunding encourage many designers to produce their own work, bypassing traditional licensing models. Relationship by Design explores the relationship formed between designer and manufacturer during these self-initiated projects. Innovations in materials, processes and typologies are often the result of designers working closely with manufacturers. is curating this groundbreaking exhibition of contemporary design at NeoCon 2012, exploring the relationship between designers and manufacturers with the works of 14 internationally known, Chicago based design studios. The selection will include a wide range of objects from furniture to tabletop products.

Relationship by Design: Exploring the creative relationship between the designer and the manufacturer is curated by Shared-Practice; and sponsored by i4 Design Magazine;

Participating designers / companies:
Christopher Gentner / Gentner Design
Felicia Ferrone / fferrone design
Gabriel Hargrove / ODLCO
Jonathan Nesci / HALE
Kari Merkl / Merkled Studio
Martin Kastner / Crucial Detail
Michael W. Dreeben / AKMD
Michael Savona / ODLCO
Morlen Sinoway
Stephanie Munsun and Bruce Tharp / Materious
Steven Haulenbeek
Sung Jang / gregorysung
Ted and Sharon Burdett / Strand Design
T.J. Thomas and Audra Bielskus / Studio Murmur

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