What We Talk About When We Talk About Austin Design

Modern+Design+Function 2008 attendees freestyle on the meaning of "Austin design."

Janice Abrams came off the bench to win Best Design.
Janice Abrams came off the bench to win Best Design.

Yes, I'm completely late for the trend. Trouble with the video feed.

But in case you didn't know: Design Within Reach has been sponsoring some damn cool, totally local events lately. Their recent Moder+Design+Function 2008 competition, a showcase of eco-conscious (but stylish) furniture, was crawling with giddy design freaks. Of interest are welder-architect Ann Armstrong on her material-saving lamps and Carrie Donovan-ish Best Design winner Janice Abrams, celebrating her triumphant, multifunctional bench.

But perhaps most notable was the eloquence of mod mavens free-associating on the term "Austin design":

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Austin design, Modern+Design+Function 2008, Design Within Reach, Janice Abrams, Ann Armstrong

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