REPORTAGE: RENEGADE CRAFT FAIR / SAN FRANCISCO 2014
How was your weekend? Let me boast about the amazing weekend that I had. I visited my first big event in San Francisco and I can’t wait to tell you more about it. So we went there and had a lot of fun, surrounded by all those creative people and their beautiful stuff. But first let me tell you about the Renegade Craft Fair – this is a big fair taking place in 7 different cities – 6 in US and one in London, UK which began back in 2003 in Chicago. I have never visited bigger curated indie-craft marketplace than this one. Here are some of the beautiful things that I found and loved there.
Not so many furniture were displayed on the fair, and I think that there is a reason for that: to travel with furniture is pretty much expensive and is not easy task for an independent handmade artists. So I appreciate the efforts that Alibi Interiors from Santa Cruz did, to bring their lovely wooden benches and tables in San Francisco.
And here there is the beautiful patterns by Nell & Mary from Portland. They use them to create gorgeous pillow cases, bags, aprons, tea towels and etc. I liked the Eurasia Stool by the Oakland based design company – Palanquin studio.
More beautiful colors, patterns and textile I discovered from Gray market Design. The designer Hallie Gray create really delicate, simple and very stylish scarves, tablecloth, duvet covers, curtains. When I touch the cloth they were so soft and quality. I just love it.
If you are lover of more colorful home textile maybe Shapes & Colors Textiles will impress you. I personally love the idea of putting room flowers in a bag.
One of the softness leather ever that I touched belongs to San Francisco based studio Materials + Process. And the design of the nude tote bags is just … to die for. Denim and leather are the materials that Aegis Handcraft from Berkeley combine to creates their beautiful bags. The studio is using their own wax, has gorgeous presentation and I would love to see more things from them.
I guess that I have to stop or this post will became giant. But this was not everything that the Renegade Craft Fair offers. There were amazingly beautiful and delicate jewelry ( KMH, Seoullittle, MXM Jewelry), gorgeous graphic design (45wall design, Oh hello friend for example) and interesting ceramics ( Jessica Wertz Ceramics, Salt and Pipper, Rhyno ). For them I will tell you some other time.
After San Francisco the next city that the Renegade craft fair will happen will be Los Angeles, CA.
photography: radostina for 79 ideas