A design based exploration of color, place and culture

July 11 + 12, 2019
Museum of International Folk Art
Santa Fe, New Mexico

Please join us for this invitation-only event!

The goal of the Summit conversation is to inspire designers to engage more deeply with cultural material as a source of inspiration and to take a fresh look at how place informs and reveals design.

Included in the Summit activities is a tour of the 30,0000-piece world class textile and ethnographic dress collection at the Museum of International Folk Art This extraordinary space is closed to the public so this tour affords you an exclusive opportunity to see textiles, clothing and objects rarely on view. When not on tour of the textile collection Summit guests can engage in hands on activities, see the Vitra Design Museum-based exhibition: Alexander Girard: A Designer’s Universe, or enjoy artisan demonstrations.Designers and manufacturers can tap into this exciting time of discovery and experimentation and learn about methods and materials for developing inspiring product. This influential and unique industry event will feature experts at the forefront of new technology, as well as those committed to transforming traditional methods and materials. To see what the 2015 and 2017 Summit was like, click here.


Thank you to our generous sponsors!

And thank you to our esteemed advisory panel!

Kimberle Frost (textile designer), Laura Levinson (Valdese Weavers), Robert Nachman, Bobbie Sumberg (textile scholar), Rebecca van Bergen (Nest), Lori Weitzner (Weitzner Limited)