The Detroit Artists Market

Featured Exhibition – DAM Design Show 2009

DAM Design Show 2009

January 16, 2009 - January 31, 2009


See the 2009 DAM Design Show Jewelry Runway via YouTube: Runway Part One , Runway Part Two , Runway Part Three

And check out pictures at Detroit Fashion Pages


Each year in January, Detroit turns its attention to design and creativity. In 2009 the Detroit Artists Market will take its own look at design with the DAM Design Show.

The show will open with a ticketed event January 16, 2009 from 7pm – 10pm. Adding to this exclusive reception will be a special Jewelry Concepts runway show produced by Detroit Fashion Pages; hair by Alex Emilio Salon in Royal Oak, makeup by Marijana Camaj and music by DJ Michael Oxner. Tickets for current DAM members will be $45, non-members $50. Limited space available.

This show will look at the entire creative process from concept to design to creation of an artistic and functional piece. Ten designers will take on this process in creating “Chair”. The show will exhibit pieces from their creative process, including concept sketches, scale models, and the finished piece. The DAM Design Show will provide an intimate look into how design “happens”, and results in unique functional pieces. Each of the designers or design teams will be invited from various disciplines – artists, designers, architects, engineers, carpenters, and others will bring their special eye and talent to the process. As Metro Detroit sharpens its focus on creative businesses as an economic growth industry for the area, the DAM Design Show is perfectly poised to explore these conversations. This exhibition reminds us all that art is a vital component of our everyday lives.

Following the DAM Design Show, these chairs will be shown at Mezzanine, February 4-15, 2009.  Visit Mezzanine online .

Chair Designers

Richard Bennett
Gina Reichert & Mitch Cope - Design 99
Andy Kem - Kem 3D
Los Pistoleros
Bryce & Kerry Moore - Context Furniture
Erik & Israel Nordin - Detroit Design Center
Steve Schock - Detroit Relic, Inc.
Jesse Stefani - Stefani & Co.
Tonino Vicari - Tectonic Design
Peter Dunn - Peanut Butter Dancer, LLC.

Jewelry Designers

Ericia Bartels
Christine Bossler
Sarah Kate Burgess
Tiffany Massey
Jennifer Vermeersch