“Make Room” Introduces High-End Craft Into Interiors


The American Craft Council is making its way to the west coast for it’s 38th annual San Francisco show, this time recruiting local talent to demonstrate how design aficionados can incorporate high-end craft into their home decorating repertoire. This year’s showcase is named Make Room: Modern Design Meets Craft, and is expected to draw over 10,000 collectors and designers from all backgrounds and levels of expertise.

The physical space of Make Room starts off as a blank canvas. Each showcase designer is equipped with a white 8 x 10’ space that they decorate around a uniquely crafted piece made by one of the participating artists. These mini-galleries hope to inform the public about the symbolic relationship between craft and design and inspire event-goers to incorporate fine craft into their home décor.

Among the crop of interior designers and architects are nine San Francisco-based designers. Be on the lookout for Nicole Hollis, interior design guru who infuses dark glamour into her sensory-rich residential, hospitality, and luxury interiors; Steven Miller, the founder and creative director of NWBLK, a must-see event venue that hosts private, intimate, and engaging events; and Geremia, a top Bay Area design firm that offers consulting, event design, and custom furniture.

A special pre-event will take place at Room & Board in partnership with the American Craft Council. HGTV’s Design Star main man, Vern Yip, will be on hand to speak on the importance of handmade objects in living spaces. Craft beer from Anchor Brewery and Balvenie Scotch whiskey sampling will be available for attendees. Pre-event at Room & Board, 685 7th St. San Francisco, August 1, 5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Sea Life. Courtesy of American Craft Council.

Make Room: Marina Boulevard at Buchanan Street, Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion, San Francisco, CA. Shuttles will run from Marina Greene to the showroom on a regular basis. August 2-4. August 2: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Saturday, August 3: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, August 4: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission: $14 one-day pass, $20 three-day pass, free for American Craft Council members, and children 12 and under. Special Friday evening admission:  $5 after 5 p.m.
Advance Tickets (will enter you into a giveaway!): $12 one-day pass, $18 three-day pass

The American Craft Council has kindly provided a discount for CH+D readers off one-day advance tickets. Click here for more info. Applies to the first 25 customers.

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