Design Soiree Series 2017
August - November
Behind the scenes with Seattle designers
Seattle Architecture Foundation (SAF) invites you to experience Seattle’s most unique architectural spaces! From August through October, enjoy exclusive events with designers in some of Seattle’s most interesting homes, design studios and a range of commonly inaccessible spaces. Each festive event includes food, drinks and activities curated by each host — architects, engineers, contractors, artists and more.
While enjoying yourself among colleagues, friends and new acquaintances, feel good knowing you are helping Seattle Architecture Foundation connect thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds to the architecture, design and history of Seattle. Funds raised through these events support the various programs offered by SAF, including exhibits, tours, talks and programs that teach youth how design addresses social issues. SAF reaches more than 6,000 people a year through its programs, events and outreach activities.
Sat, Oct 21 from 6pm - 8pm
Chadhaus is a furniture workshop and studio in the heart of Seattle’s Ballard Brewery District. Headed up by husband-and-wife team Chad and Emily Robertson and a crew of skilled craftspeople, Chadhaus focuses on custom pieces made with local materials.
Get a behind the scenes look at all that goes into creating locally sourced, hand crafted furniture while enjoying some local brews from the likes of Stoup, Reuben’s, Lucky Envelope, Populuxe, and Peddler.
Tue, Oct 24 from 5pm - 7pm
Spend the evening with the award-winning kitchen and storage systems company Henrybuilt. Experience their internationally acclaimed design practice, and learn more about their production methods and commitment to quality, functionality and innovation.
Henrybuilt was founded in 2001 to create the first American kitchen ‘system’. The company is focused on what it's like to live with its product – how it works, wears and feels every day, and is unique in its combination of system function with exceptional craft-quality and high level architectural integration.
At this event, CEO Scott Hudson will share some remarks about Henrybuilt followed by a tour of their 40,000-square-foot production facility in Georgetown where products are made-to-order. Enjoy small bites and beverages in Henrybuilt’s fully functional test kitchen— designed, built, and used daily by Henrybuilt staff.
Fri, Nov 17 from 6pm - 8pm
Old Stove, one of Seattle’s newest breweries, is the anchor tenant of the new MarketFront addition at Pike Place Market. At this event you’ll get a sneak peek of their unique brewing space which is only partially open to the public while final changes are being added. Architect, Greg Bjarko and members of Adatto Construction, the general contractor responsible for the construction of the taproom, brewery and restaurant will be onsite with insights about Old Stove’s shiny new digs. You can enjoy panoramic views of Elliot Bay and the Olympic mountains through Old Stove’s 80 ft windows while you sip a frothy brew.