What an exiting evening we had at the grand opening of the new store West Elm at Wayland Square in Providence. Check out all the local artists ( see list below) who took part of the opening and I would like to mention some other local artist/vendors like the amazing and talented Flowers by Semia – delicious dessert by Blackstone Caterers and amazing Entertainment by itsjustaSap.
From the president Jim Brett:“We are thrilled to be opening a store in Rhode Island with its longstanding reputation for supporting independent industrial design, both in its storied heritage and diversity of contemporary makers as well as through the labs and workshops of Brown University and Rhode Island Institute of Design,” said West Elm president Jim Brett. “We are excited to engage in this creative landscape where residents are committed to supporting the local economy and designers.”
Handmade by Allison Cole: A stationery brand based out of Providence, Rhode Island featuring bold graphic illustrations paired with hand-drawn type, colorful phrases.
- Modern Memere: Each vintage-chic piece is hand picked, hand poured and hand assembled in Rhode Island.
- Noon Designs: Thoughtfully designed handmade goods from Rhode Island including timeless jewelry, letter pressed greeting cards, and bath products.
- Photon Fabrications: Custom laser cut and engraved unique nautical gifts from Bristol, Rhode Island.
- Shore Soap Co.: A handcrafted bath and body brand established in Newport, Rhode Island that channels its inspiration from the sea to create quality products.