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Round Top Show Guide Spring 2022

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Jim Kastleman JACK THOMPSON W hat's in a name? For more than 50 years, the Round Top Antiques Show has been known as one of the world's largest and finest. Over time, some dealers pivoted and began to bring in more vintage and mid-century modern furniture. Today, there are plenty of vendors who don't focus on antiques and instead embrace design. Further still, there are manufacturers of new furniture at the show. Look at Cisco Village, a beautiful mix of old and their very popular new sustainable furniture — did you see Mila and Ashton sitting on Cisco's couch recently on the cover of Architecture Digest? Of course, there are folks who bring fashion and don't touch furniture. Younger people have mentioned that they don't come to Round Top because they think the show is all antiques, which don't appeal to everyone. It's for this reason that we've decided to layer the word "Design" into our logo and name. We need the world to know that it's not solely antiques out here in the countryside, although the word "Antiques" will always be written larger, as an homage to what has brought us to this point. We, too, are diversifying at our venue, The Halles. Mill Collective is setting up a big presence. This is an amazing group of makers and small-batch studios where everything is made in the U.S. — very design oriented, very cool. West Chelsea Contemporary is curating an impressive array of contemporary and street art. We're bringing new sets of speakers, including Ted Flato of Lake | Flato; Brooke and Steve Giannetti of Patina Farm out of Ojai, California; Bill Curtis of Curtis & Windham Architects; and more. The famed Texas food purveyors Fischer & Wieser are popping up a store and providing hors d'oeuvres all day long for our VIP ticket holders. Exotic plants will decorate the pop-up and will be for sale, provided by the Teas Family's Specialized Plant Sales. We will have something for the guys, highlighting pool and shuffleboard tables by makers from Mill Collective and maybe some whiskey and cigars … wink, wink. By the way, The Halles is open to everyone to enjoy the shopping, extraordinary food trucks, and full bar. Adding a VIP ticket gets you a bunch of food and drink, valuable swag, entry into the speaker series, and opening and closing parties, plus, a percentage of VIP ticket sales go to nonprofits. Be safe and have a blast at the Round Top Antiques + Design Show. Jim Kastleman Chairman 12

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