Outside the Box in NYC

Outside the Box is also traveling to WantedDesign in Manhattan. I curated the Boston box which showed in at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival this past January. ‘Outside the Box’ builds a map of design in North America. Shipped across the country in Bankers boxes, this annual traveling exhibition presents a dozen distinct national and international showcases each year. Working with local correspondents, each box houses a collection of thoughtfully designed objects, reflecting the particular resources and makers of that area. This seventh edition of ‘Outside the Box’ features responses on the theme “matter.” This theme encompasses material transformation and…

WantedDesign Manhattan

I am so excited to be exhibiting in the Launch Pad section at WantedDesign in Manhattan this year! I’ll be showing prototypes of several products, including button ottomans, an etched mirror and several graphic blankets, all made locally in the United States!

Interior Design Interview

Feeling the love from Interior Design Magazine this month! Click here to read the interview ‘5 Questions With. . . Kelly Harris Smith’ in which I talk about my longterm relationship with wool felt, my goals in utilizing and creating new sustainable materials, and my reliance on outside experts and task managers to keep my design business on track. 

Dreamcatchers in Interior Design Magazine

I am thrilled to have my Dreamcatchers project featured in Interior Design Magazine‘s ‘Big Ideas’ issue! About a year ago, I was frantically measuring, cutting and adhering thousands of remnant felt strips and not entirely sure the concept would actually work. Needless to say, it did! View the full feature here.     

New Acoustic Tile Collection for FilzFelt

My collection of acoustic wall tiles for FilzFelt launched last week! The four shapes–Chevron, Dart, Picket and Plus– are inspired by patterning familiar in fashion but the designs shift the scale and adapt the idea for a new interpretation as a wall treatment. The sound-softening, modular tiles nest together to create dynamic and compelling patterning on vertical wall surfaces. The application of the wall tiles on the entire wall or just a specific area customizes the pattern even further. The tiles may be installed wall-to-wall or as floating installations. Made from 100% Wool Design Felt mounted to a lightweight and thin…

Outside the Box

I am excited to share that I am the Boston curator and correspondent for ‘Outside the Box’ 2018, which opens today in Toronto during the Toronto Design Offsite Festival and then travels to WantedDesign in New York in May. ‘Outside the Box’ builds a map of design in North America. Shipped across the country in Bankers boxes, this annual traveling exhibition presents a dozen distinct national and international showcases each year. Working with local correspondents, each box houses a collection of thoughtfully designed objects, reflecting the particular resources and makers of that area. This seventh edition of ‘Outside the Box’…