More often than not, it is the work of a craftsman or artisan that brings the ultimate touch of style and distinction to a room. But during times of crisis or financial uncertainty, they are the ones likely to suffer the most drastic setbacks. On this episode, interior designer Brad Ford, who founded the high style crafts fair Field + Supply, and Analisse Taft-Gersten, whose ALT for Living showrooms feature works by numerous talented makers, weigh in on how we can sustain artisans and small makers through the pandemic and ensure that we don’t lose their skills or their unique sensibilities and style.

In this episode, our guests tackle:

  • How Brad and Analisse source for new, talented makers and artisans as partners 
  • The direction of the future of design in terms of crafts and handmade things
  •  The impact of COVID-19 on projects, workrooms and studios 
  •  The parallels between 9/11 and the coronavirus pandemic’s repercussions on the design industry
  • Ways to sustain artisans and makers during a crisis 
  • Suggestions on how to deliver information to clients so they feel supported and come up with a plan for the future

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Lead Photo Design from Field + Supply / Photo: Scott Rudd

May 28, 2020

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