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NeoCon 2023, Save the Date!

This June Design Pool is heading back to Chicago for NeoCon 2023. Organizers have announced the theme of this year's event is Together We Design. NeoCon 2023 Details: Date: June 12 – 14, 2023Time: Monday and Tuesday, 9 AM – 5 PM & Wednesday, 9 AM – 3 PMLocation: theMART in ChicagoBooth: 7th Floor, Booth # TBD For Design Pool, NeoCon is always a time to make a splash with a brand-new collection of patterns as we introduce our company to the interior...

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Detail of punch needle art piece titled Color Study in Gray

Faber Birrin National Color Show on View Now

Now on view in Stamford Art Association, the 42nd Faber Birrin National Color Show. Kristen has one piece on view in this exhibit, Color Study in Gray. The Stamford Art Association has been presenting this exhibit every year since 1980. On their website, they describe the inspiration for the show. "The exhibit honors Faber Birren, world-renowned color theorist and former Stamford, CT resident. He wrote extensively on color and published 40 books and over 250 articles on the subject....

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Kristen Dettoni at Snow Farm working on a punch needle piece.

Learn Needle Punch with Kristen at Snow Farm

You’re invited!  Join me in May 2023 at Snow Farm: The New England Craft Program to learn the art of needle punch. I first learned needle punch on a trip to Scotland. Ever since, I continue to create unique pieces, many of which have been exhibited in galleries around the United States. This year, I am so excited to have the opportunity to teach this to you at Snow Farm. And it’s not just needle punch, we’ll also dye our...

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IIDA New England Fashion Show, Recap!

On Thursday, November 3, 2022, Design Pool joined Paul Designs Project and Formed in submitting a garment to the IIDA New England Fashion Show. "The most unconventional show in Boston," the event serves as a time for the interior design community to flex their creative muscles while mingling and networking. The theme of this year's IIDA New England show was Emerge. At our first creative meetup, Paul Lewandowski was initially inspired by the idea of emerging technologies. That inspiration led us to...

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Get your free pass to BDNY 2022

If you're planning on heading to BDNY in New York City, be sure to use our promo code when you register to get a free pass to BDNY 2022. Kristen Dettoni and Kristin Crane will both be in Booth #1679 to tell you all about how you can use Design Pool as a resource in your next hospitality project. Whether you're designing a restaurant or researching hotel design trends, we want to talk to you about you can customize details,...

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Join us at the IIDA New England Fashion Show

We are so excited to invite you to join us at the IIDA New England Fashion Show! Design Pool has partnered with Paul Lewandowski of Paul Designs Project to create two garments to compete in this year’s fashion show. IIDA New England describes the event as “The most unconventional show in Boston” and serves as a time for the interior design community to get together to mingle and network. The Details The IIDA New England Fashion Show takes place on Thursday, November...

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BDNY 2022 is a month away!

The countdown is on for BDNY! Kristen Dettoni and Kristin Crane will both be in the booth at BDNY 2022 to tell you all about how you can use Design Pool as a resource in your next hospitality project. Whether you're designing a restaurant or hotel, you can customize details and get the perfect pattern for your project. If you'll be attending, please use our special promo code for FREE admission. Here's what you need to know about BDNY 2022. What:...

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Geneva Center for the Arts: Common Thread

Design Pool's Kristen Dettoni and Kristin Crane are excited to be a part of Common Thread: A Fiber Arts Show. Presented by Geneva Center for the Arts, this exhibit highlights the work of eight east coast artists working in fiber. The gallery describes the show as an exhibition focused "on diverse fiber-based work, inspired by nature, the environment, and the physical and spiritual place that we call “home,” as interpreted by each artist. As artists, we are aware of the...

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Photo of Kristen Dettoni working on a punch needle art piece.

Art Exhibits this Fall

We are excited to inform you about three exhibits this fall featuring the original art by Design Pool’s founder, Kristen Dettoni, and Director of Marketing Kristin Crane. If you are local to Rhode Island or Geneva, Illinois, we hope you’ll stop in to view one of these shows or attend an opening. Photo credit: Erin Long Photography Text Pawtucket Arts Collaborative • Pawtucket, Rhode IslandSeptember 15 – October 30, 2022Opening reception: September 15, 2022, 5:30 – 7:30 Kristen Dettoni has two punch needle pieces...

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Promotional image for Wide-format Summit July 25-27, 2022.

Wide-format Summit Recap

One of the common themes at the Wide-format Summit, presented by Wide-format Impressions in July, was that at the start, no one really knew what to expect. The summit was a unique format and a new event. Guests were invited to attend, at no cost to them, and the attendee list was limited so as to keep interactions meaningful. The organizer's goal was to present an event that fostered relationship-building and valued quality over quantity. After three days, everyone I...

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