Tuesday, May 10th, 2005

Design Public, a new venture from Edge*Modern, to launch at DOWNTOWN during NY Design Week!

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We’re launching a new site and sponsoring a design show! Here’s the press release that we sent out to everyone who’s anyone. Plus our parents.

DOWNTOWN, New York City’s off-site design event will premiere Design Public, a new concept from the founders of Edge*Modern, during New York Design Week. Design Public is a brand focused on showcasing fresh and innovative products from emerging designers. Through its online catalog, the company will present a continually updated selection of the best in new modern design for the home, including collections from DOWNTOWN participants.

“The most inspiring innovations often bubble up from emerging talent because their ideas are fresh,” said Sina Djafari, co-founder of Design Public. “But emerging and smaller designers can have a hard time getting their product to market. Design Public is committed to introducing them to a wider consumer audience.”

Co-founder Drew Sanocki added that when he and Mr. Djafari decided to create Design Public, they thought of DOWNTOWN as the perfect partner with whom to launch the site. “We’ve been attending DOWNTOWN since it began and are always excited to see what is featured,” explained Mr. Sanocki. “We identify with the producers of DOWNTOWN and share their mission: To support and provide exposure for emerging designers, and encourage them to take their ideas to the next step.”

The third annual DOWNTOWN is experiencing an exceptional year since producers Abe Gurko and Susan Schultz have chosen to move the event its new location at Drive-In Studios in the gallery district. “We are very excited to add such a unique element to DOWNTOWN this year,” said Ms. Schultz. “The partnership with Design Public offers our participants an immediate opportunity to gain valuable exposure with a national audience of design professionals and enthusiasts.”

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