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October 2014 - Houston

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MATTHEW RAMIREZ GOES HUNTING FOR THE NEXT EAMES. PHOTOGRAPHY KATY ANDERSON. LAWNDALE DESIGN FAIR Opening Night Fête PREVIEW OP Lawndale Art Center fabulously put together another installment of Design Fair — its fifth iteration, hosting design acolytes and collectors of cutting-edge contemporary furnishings and their modernist predecessors. The pinnacle of the annual convocation/shop- a-thon is unquestionably the Preview Party. Opening night is the first op for Lawndale members and ticket-holders to snatch up preferred pieces before the fair starts in earnest the next day. This year's installment, chaired by designer Anne Breux, attracted more than 300 connoisseurs of cool who dished on bites by Culinaire, and partook in Pisco Portón cocktails and brews supplied by Saint Arnold Brewing Company. DENIZENS OF DESIGN In the crowd: Lawndale director Christine West; architect Karen Lantz; Design Fair co-founder Eleanor Williams; Jenny Augustyn; dapper mid-century dealer Don Browne, who often dresses in '40s attire and who met his wife, Chelby King, at a Lawndale fair years ago when she was Lawndale directress; patroness Cecily Horton (a gallery is named in her honor); Barbara and Lance McKnight; Clint Willour; sculptor Elaine Bradford; designer Garrett Hunter; Michel Muylle doing brisk business with his silk Albers-inspired scarves; CAMH director Bill Arning and Mark McCray; Jim Petersen Jr.; painter Camille Warmington with architect Paul Wilhelms; and Nicole and Joey Romano. A FAIR ACCOMPLI Mavens Tatiana Bacci of Poggenpohl and Saint Cloud Boutique's Cecilia Márquez stepped in as curators. The multifaceted, multi-day bonanza consisted of lectures, a collection of designer items and the Texas Co-Op, with one-of-a-kind or small-batch production pieces sourced from Texas-based creatives. In the main gallery space, exhibitors including Antiques of River Oaks, Ligne Roset, Madison Lily, Myth & Symbol and Settlement Goods alongside vintage sellers such as Smith Opticians and Don Browne showcased covetable metalwork, books, lighting, ceramics, rugs, glass, fashion and furniture. Author, critic, Dwell founding editor and architecture authority Karrie Jacobs, in from Manhattan, kicked off the design dialogues with her paradoxically titled "In Praise of Man-Made Nature" lecture, which showcased her trademark wit and fine- tuned observations on the intersection of urban and natural environments. Alton LaDay Jonathon Glus Cecily Horton Chelby King John Wehrle Emily Griffith Sam Cole Jim Petersen Jr. Ramon West Christine West Karen Lantz Andrew Farkas Pedro Olivetti Garrett Hunter Tatiana Bacci Chairman Anne Breux Cecilia Márquez Jenny Augustyn Don Browne Gina Browne Elizabeth Mollen Michel Muylle Didi Garza Mark McCray Bill Arning Elaine Bradford Eleanor Williams Nicole Laurent Romano Joey Romano Clint Willour Kelly Blue Matthews Dennis Nance THE NEW PAPERCITYMAG.COM Coming Holiday 2014 a Curated sHopping experienCe aCross fasHion, Home, beauty, art and more from your favorite editors THAT MAkE sTYlE HAPPEN. sponsorsHip and partner opportunities available now. ContaCt your sales manager for more information. sTYlE ARTs INTERIORs CUlTURE PARTIEs s A I C P

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