Inspired by Design: Morocco April 20th
Sitting at a cultural crossroads between East and West, Morocco has always been international in temperament. For centuries, the indigenous population of Berbers has welcomed Arabs, Jews, Christians, artists, merchants, explorers, travelers and others. All have had an influence on culture and the wondrous heritage of the Moroccan artisan.
Artisans have been plying their trade and crafting their wares for hundreds-and in some cases such as rug making-thousands of years. These are skills that are transferred from one generation to another, from master artisan to budding apprentice. They also involve an obsessively detailed and time intensive process, as only traditional tools and methods are used in the creation of authentic handcrafted goods.
Learn how the artisans from four distinct regions of Morocco create their handcrafted products with a unique point of view.
Atlas Pop Up Shop
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm
355 Bowery between 3rd and 4th Streets
Moroccan Style Appetizers and Beverages will be served!
Please bring your business cards and a donation to IFDA Eductional Foundation (cash or a check made out to IFDA EF please!
Thank you to Atlas Showroom’s Pop Up Shop for hosting this event!
The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA), founded in New York City in 1947 and now with 14 chapters worldwide, provides a professional forum for communication and interaction among its high-profile members. The IFDA, a not-for-profit volunteer-run association, also promotes career advancement and educational opportunities and is structured to increase public awareness of the furnishings and design industry through specialized programming, networking and service to the community.
IFDA NY, 200 Lexington Ave Suite 417, New York, NY 10016