I’m a bit late sharing this, but I was thrilled to win a HiP Award for Product Designer from Interior Design Magazine during NeoConnect, this year’s virtual take on NeoCon.
My UP Collection for HBF Textiles was featured in Material Source, a U.K.-based magazine for interior designers, architects and makers exploring a wealth of materials, products, and finished projects. “HBF Textiles has partnered with Boston-based designer and entrepreneur Kelly Harris Smith to create the new UP series, a collection of uplifting textiles inspired by the beauty of everyday objects.” -Material Source Check out the full feature here.
My soon-to-launch collection for HBF Textiles received a #MetropolisLikes award! Metropolis editors chose the best new products that launched virtually at NeoConnect. Check out the post here.
My Button Ottomans were recently featured in the December issue of Contract Magazine! Thanks to OverUnder for the shout out!
My design dreams are coming true! The Museum of Modern Art Design Store is selling an exclusive color way of my Zag blanket design. Inspired by digital glitches, this Recycled Cotton Blanket reflects the affinity between pixels and textiles. 75 percent of the yarn used to create the 50” x 60″ Recycled Cotton Blanket is salvaged from garment industry clippings. View the design and shop here. Images courtesy of MoMA Design Store.
My collaboration with SUGO was recently featured in Cover Magazine. I worked with the Portuguese flooring manufacturer to design a colorful and playful rug collection woven from natural cork fabric and upcycled jersey cotton from the garment industry.
It may be summer already but I am happy to share that my collection for Skyline was featured in Interior Design’s Spring Market Tabloid. My Aerial and Half Moon designs for the Digital Portfolio Collection nod to the geometric beauty of agricultural fields via overscale repeats and gradated colors.
I’m excited to show in the Look Book section at WantedDesign in Manhattan this year. Look Book is a “dedicated program for high-end North American designers and entrepreneurs who want to connect with interior designers and architects at WantedDesign Manhattan. Serving as an in-person portfolio, Look Book allows members of the A&D community to connect with designers in their own exhibit spaces and shop the latest products before, during and after WantedDesign.” I will present new designs made in collaboration with three different manufacturers that utilize natural cork and recycled or upcycled cotton textiles from the garment industry. Products are…
Happy (belated) International Women’s Day! March 8th marked the two year anniversary of Kelly Harris Smith, my independent design practice. That same week, Volvo Cars featured me in a piece about sustainable materials. “Designer and entrepreneur Kelly Harris Smith pioneered the use of wool felt in the USA. Now she’s turning her attention to inspiring a new generation of sustainable creators.” Check out the full feature here.
My collection for Skyline launched last week! Skyline Design is a Chicago-based architectural glass manufacturer. Aerial and Half Moon feature large scale patterning with a system of micro-patterns within each shape, as one might see from an airplane when flying over farms, fields and other natural landscapes. Gradation of color over a larger repeat provides visual movement and occurs in unison with the pattern’s shifting simple geometries. The vector patterns can be scaled up or down in a variety of treatments, including etched, back-painted and digitally printed.
Not sure how I missed this, but the Smart Throws were featured as “design goodies” in Metropolis Magazine’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide in November. Check it out here. “Metropolis is all about sustainability and design—two ideas that unite in this chic throw by designer Kelly Harris Smith. Its cozy, durable fabric is made from upcycled cotton yarn and polyester recovered from plastic bottles.”
New England Home Magazine recently featured my Button Ottomans in the Trending section of their November / December issue.
New York Cottages & Gardens magazine featured the Smart Throws in their Shop Talk section. Check out the spread below.
The Smart Throws were featured in the fall issue of Array Magazine, the publication for the New York Design Center. View the spread here.
Awesome to see my hanging panel designs for FilzFelt to be featured as a “standout” in this Interior Design Magazine round-up of architectural products!
Nice to see the Smart Throws in the Holiday Gift Guide of Traditional Home! View the gift guide here.
I’m honored to be included in the October issue of Azure Magazine, offering thoughts on Design Trends for 2019. “A handcrafted / handmade approach will mix with new technologies. Expect block printing with new frontier 3D printing and all the combinations of capabilities imaginable.”
I opened up to Boston Home in the Innovators section of their Fall issue. We discussed my past design experience as well as my motivation for starting Minni. Read the full feature here.
It was so nice to be featured in the September issue of Boston Magazine. Headlining the Home & Property section, the article mentions my love of making doll clothes and scrunchies as a child (it was the 80s after all!) and highlights my button ottomans and passion for starting Minni. “Although Smith has found success in her grownup creations, her real passion is in building a supportive space to encourage curious young minds. Enter Minni, a sunny new studio in SoWa that leads art and design workshops and classes for children ages 18 months to 10 years.”
Happy blue Monday! I’m thrilled that my blanket designs were recently picked up by the Cooper Hewitt. I prototyped them this spring with In2Green for WantedDesign and they’re already in stock at Cooper Hewitt. The throws are made in the U.S. from recycled and upcycled materials. View the throws here. Photos: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum