During New York Design Week, I curated an exhibition and popup shop at Bobby Berk Home full of West Coast designer, makers and artists. Entitled East, Meet West!, the idea behind this exhibition is to introduce more West Coast design not only to New Yorkers, but to the country’s biggest modern design audience in town for NYCxDesign, beyond what they’ll see on the trade show floor. As you walk around the city during Design Week to parties and exhibitions, you often see a lot of the same names, or, at least an overwhelming majority of designers who are based in New York. Bobby and I have always been very supportive of West Coast design, and his store’s vibe feels very LA, so it was the perfect setting to introduce New York to some of the best stuff that Seattle, Portland, and California have to offer. The exhibition featured 14 designers, and everything from furniture to artwork to jewelry, including custom colors, one-of-a-kind pieces and prototypes. We’re really proud of it.

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

Artwork by RedHeaded Mess (Cailen Guhl), tray and pillows by Wolfum, chair and table by Eric Trine.

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

More art by Cailen Guhl, pillows by Nell & Mary and table by Jared Rusten.

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

Chair, side table, and sconce by Brendan Ravenhill.

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

Jewelry by Tanya Aguiñiga.

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

Bowls and coasters by 100xBtr.

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

Stools by Urbancase.

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

Textiles, candle holders and wall hooks by Grain.

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

Wall hanging by Tanya Aguiñiga and teepee by Wolfum.

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

More Wolfum housewares.

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

Lamp by Matt Gagnon.

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

Lamp by Bend Seating.

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

Furniture by Thomas Wold.

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

Lamps by Graypants.

East, Meet West! Popup and Exhibition at Bobby Berk Home in main home furnishings  Category

Stools by Tanya Aguiñiga.

If you were there, thanks for coming, and if not, you can still stop by–it has a really great vibe. Products will be on display and for sale May 18-26, 2013.