Must-See Events during Boston Design Week 2016

April 1, 2016

Text by Lynda Simonton

Boston Design WeekSo many events, so little time! Here are some Boston Design Week 2016 events on our radar.

Sample Sale at the Boston Design Center
April 1 – 2
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Boston Design Center
Now is your chance to experience the stunning Boston Design Center, and take advantage of the opportunity to purchase luxurious home furnishings at special discounted prices. The design center will feature “vintage vignettes” featuring vintage pieces mixed with new décor—so get ready to be inspired! RSVP at here.

Wolfers Lighting: LED Applications for Kitchen and Bath
April 2
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
103 North Beacon St, Allston, MA
Getting the lighting right in your kitchen and bathrooms are essential to creating functional and beautiful spaces. Wolfer’s lighting expert Susan Arnold will help you navigate the many LED lighting options on the market today. From tackling LED lighting color, to selecting under cabinet lighting, Susan will show you how to create beautiful, well-lit spaces. This is one of several lighting seminars sponsored by Wolfers Lighting. Visit the Boston Design Week website to see the full schedule of events and RSVP here.

Building a House? Get the best from your B/A/D Team
April 5
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Sam Adams Brewery, 30 Germania St., Boston
Thinking about renovating your current home or building a new one? New England Home’s editor-in-chief Kyle Hoepner will be moderating a panel comprised of some of Boston’s top building and design professionals to discuss an effective way to manage a successful building or remodeling project. Joining Kyle will be home-owner Christinia Van Houten, interior designer Andrea Birkerts, architect John Meyer, and builder Bob Ernst. If you are considering a building or remodeling project, this talk is for you. Go to for more information and to RSVP.

Challenge the Makers at Open Studio
April 5
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Innovation and Design Building, 25 Drydock Avenue, 2nd Floor, Boston
Have a design challenge? Bring your design conundrum to the experts! The teams at Fort Point Cabinetmakers, Blanche P. Field, and Boston Furniture Collaborative are ready to help you problem-solve your most difficult design challenges. Bring objects, sketches, and photos to share with the group.

Perfect Pairings: Creating the Ultimate Bathroom
April 5
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Designer Bath & Salem Plumbing Supply, 97 River Street, Beverly, MA
Learn how to create your dream bathroom and understand the wide variety of materials on the market directly from the experts at Designer Bath, CUMAR Marble and Granite and ASID New England. RSVP to the free event here.

The Art of the Approach with Miles Redd
April 6
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Boston Design Center, Suite 548
Interior designer Miles Redd is known for his uber-chic and colorful rooms. In his talk at the Boston Design Center, Redd will share his thoughts on using color, textures, and fabrics to create rooms that are both beautiful and livable. Enjoy refreshments in the Schumacher showroom following the lecture. The event is free and open to the public, simply register here.

American Modern Design from 1920s to 1940s
April 6
6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Meet at the Scharf Information Center
Join MFA curator Nonie Gadsden and senior curator Katharine Lane for a special tour at the museum galleries focusing on American modern design. The curators will discuss leading designers of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s such as Paul Frankl, Kem Weber, Russel Wright, and Charles and Ray Eames. The MFA is free and open to the public on Wednesday evenings.

How to Recognize Quality in Cabinetry Construction and Materials
April 7
12 noon – 1 p.m.
Jewett Farms + Co., Boston Design Center Suite 626
Make the most of your custom cabinetry investment by understanding what to look for when puchaging cabinetry and how to choose materials. Jewett Farms + Co. owner Mathew Lord will be sharing his extensive industry knowledge, you can also tour their new Boston Design Center showroom which is packed with kitchen design and custom cabinetry ideas. RSVP here.

An Evening with ELLE DECOR Editor in Chief Michael Boodro
April 7
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Room & Board, 375 Newbury Street, Boston
Elle Décor’s esteemed editor-in-chief Michael Boodro will share his thoughts on American craftsmanship in the artisan design industry, and the growing appreciation for creating handcrafted products. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to win a $500 Room & Board gift card. Click here to RSVP.

AD 20/21
April 7 – 10
The Cyclorama, Boston
Boston Design Week finishes off with the annual AD 20/21, the show features over fifty exhibitors offering modern to contemporary fine art, photography, jewelry, furniture, sculpture, fine prints, drawings, and more. There will be full roster of lectures and a grand opeing gala as well. For details visit

Special program at the AD20/21 Show
Junior League of Boston 45th Anniversary Show House
April 10
2 p.m. – 3 p.m.
The Cyclorama, Boston
The Junior League of Boston’s celebrated showhouse is back for its 45th year. Meet some of the designers transforming the Nathan Allen House, and enjoy a sneak peek of the home which will be opening for tours May 7 in West Newton. Full details here.

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