#MetropolisLikes NeoCon Award

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.

MoMA Exclusive

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.

Cover Magazine Feature

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.

Interior Design Spring Market Tabloid

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.

WantedDesign Manhattan

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…

Volvo Cars Feature

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.

New Collection for Skyline Design

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.

Metropolis Magazine Gift Guide

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.”

Azure Design Trends

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.”  

Boston Home Magazine Interview

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.

Boston Magazine Feature

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.”      

Smart Throws at Cooper Hewitt

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

Design New England Feature

I’m so excited to be featured in current issue of Design New England. The button ottomans are front and center but the article really focuses on my serendipitous career path and what led me to open Minni this year. View the full feature here.

Interior Design Spring Market Tabloid

Well, it’s officially SUMMER and I am a bit behind on sharing that my Picket Block wall tile design was featured in Interior Design’s Spring Market Tabloid. The acoustic wall tile collection for FilzFelt plays with shifting scales of patterns found in fashion.