What we’ve been up to this Fall!

 

We’ve been very busy in the last couple weeks getting ready to launch our new collection, City, and participating in some exciting events with other Portland makers. Here’s a run down of where we’ve been!

 Photography: Ricardo Nagaoka

Photography: Ricardo Nagaoka

MAKERS FORUM, HOSTED BY MADEHERE PDX and THE IIDA OREGON CHAPTER

Earlier this fall, I got to sit alongside fellow RISD graduates and talented artists Jamison Sellers of Bolster Furniture and Gary Bodker of Gary Bodker Designs for a panel hosted by MadeHere PDX and the IIDA. We discussed a range of topics, from materials and creative inspiration to business and manufacturing in a conversation moderated by Kelley Roy of ADX. It was inspiring to talk with Gary and Jamison, who are both running their own businesses and making great products. Seriously, check them out!

PORTLAND TEXTILE MONTH

For the first time, a group of Portland textile artists got together to launch the inaugural Portland Textile Month. October was filled with over 30 textile workshops, gallery openings, talks, and pop-ups around the city. Soft Century was featured in the Textile Design Product Mixer at MadeHere PDX and Stockpiler’s pop up at Kat and Maouche. Thanks to all of the artists involved and everyone who came out to participate! We can’t wait for next year.

NEW YORK

I also spent a week in New York meeting with retailers and being inspired by exhibits at the Met, the Cloisters, and Dia Beacon. While there, I had the chance to meet Alicia Scardetta and Caroline Kaufman, two incredible textile artists from Brooklyn. I’m sure I’ll be back soon!

 

 

Introducing Soft Century’s first collection, City.

We created City with the goal of bringing the spirit of public design into your home. Just as great parks and plazas enliven our communities with inhabitable art, our rugs and pillows aim to inspire your favorite spaces and everyone who steps into them.

City will launch in November 2018, online and in select US stores. We've got some great events planned for the month of November. Sign up for our mailing list to stay in the loop. Sign up now.

 Photography: Kennett Mohrman, Art Direction: Elizabeth Sonenfeld, Location: Waldhouse PDX

Photography: Kennett Mohrman, Art Direction: Elizabeth Sonenfeld, Location: Waldhouse PDX