*Sigh*... my crush, Howard Smith.
Howard Smith, in Finland (ok, how much better can you get? Gorgeous, awesome, progressive designer from New Jersey that moved to Finland 45ish years ago, AND Finland, an incredible country in itself?)...
...being honored on Feb. 28th...
I would have given ANYTHING to go to that reception!!!!
Ambassador Hosted a Reception in Honor of American Designer Howard Smith
On February 28 Ambassador Ware hosted a reception to honor the long and distinguished career of American Designer Howard Smith. Howard Smith moved to Finland 45 years ago and has made an impressive career in Finland as a designer of ceramics and textiles. Howard Smith designed textiles for Vallila Interiors, enamel works for Wärtsilä Oy, and functional ceramics for serial production for Arabia Oy. For Arabia he designed the well known Drummer collection. An exhibition of Howard Smith’s work will take place in Fiskars this fall and a book of his life and career will be published during 2008.
Here are some good images of his design:
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