Fusco & Four Launches First Annual Boston Design Week The first annual Boston Design Week, a 10-day citywide design festival, March 20-30, 2014 will offer select design events, exhibitions, speakers, receptions, behind-the-scenes tours and shows.
News-Antique.com - Jan 13,2014 - Boston, MA - Fusco & Four announces the first annual Boston Design Week, a 10-day citywide design festival, March 20-30, 2014. Participating organizations, businesses, sponsors and individual designers will offer select design events, exhibitions, speakers, receptions, behind-the-scenes tours, and other activities throughout greater Boston, most presented free of charge and all open to the public. A “Call for Events” has been issued, with a deadline for registering of January 31, 2014. For more information or to register an event, visit www.BostonDesignWeek.com or call 617-363-0405.
“Our goal is to increase public awareness and appreciation of all aspects of design and foster recognition of the vital role design and our creative industries play in our lives,” comments Co-Producer Tony Fusco. “We want to offer the public an opportunity to explore architecture, environmental and landscape design, urban design, interior design, fashion, graphic design, product and industrial design, and studio design such as furniture, decorative arts, sculpture, textiles, jewelry and more.”
Boston Design Week kicks off on Thursday, March 20 with the ASID New England Awards Gala at the Mandarin Hotel in Boston, and concludes with the 7th annual AD20/21: Art & Design of the 20th & 21st Centuries show at The Cyclorama March 27- 30, also produced by Fusco & Four.
AD20/21 features 50 exhibitors offering furniture, fine art, decorative arts, jewelry, Mid-Century Modern design, and more. The show takes place at The Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, in Boston's South End. The show also includes The 15th Annual Boston Print Fair, which features dealers specializing in fine prints and other works on paper. Visit www.AD2021.com.
In between these keystone events, dozens of activities, multi-day programming and ongoing exhibitions are anticipated in the inaugural year of the festival.
Partner Organizations in Boston Design Week include: American Society of Interior Designers (ASID), Boston Architectural College, Boston Preservation Alliance, Boston Society of Architects (BSA), Boston Society of Landscape Architects (BSLA), Design Industry Group of Massachusetts (DIGMA), Design Museum Boston, Fuller Craft Museum, International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), North Bennet Street School, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and others to be announced.
“Our partner organizations, commercial design-related businesses and individual designers will offer an incredible range of events and content for the festival,” notes Fusco. “We could not be more thrilled with the enthusiastic response we have had to our initial announcements of Boston Design Week.”
Tony Fusco and Robert Four are well-known arts promoters and producers. For 35 years, their Boston marketing and public relations agency Fusco & Four has specialized in fine art, design, antiques, online arts-related ventures, cultural organizations, performing arts, luxury products and services, lifestyle clients, and authors and publishers.
They are also the producers of three annual art and design shows in Boston: AD20/21, which includes The Boston Print Fair, and which will be one of the anchor events in the new Boston Design Week; The Ellis Boston Antiques Show, re-launched in 2011; and The Boston International Fine Art