Artsy Smartsy

On November 6, Barneys New York opened their Madison Avenue doors to some of their favorite designers for Artisan Day! Customers and artisans, such as The Elder Statesman, Duluth Pack, Raleigh Denim and more got their hands dirty and had the opportunity to create and celebrate the arts. Check out some of the crafting madness that ensued!
Duluth - Artisan's Day

Tom Sega of Duluth Pack with a bag exclusive to Barneys New York. Tom explained that each bag is made by a specific artisan, who then signs their name on a white tag inside each bag.

Baked Explorations - Artisan Day

Matt Lewis (left) and Renato Pilafito (right) signed copies of their book, Baked Explorations and shared sweet and salty brownies, which were AMAZING!

Everything's A Book - Artisans Day

Anthony Salvatore of Everything’s A Book, displayed his bookbinding skills, which are made out of out materials including a vintage leather baseball mitt, guitars, aged wood and vintage belts.

WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie - Artisan Day

Byron Peart, one half of WANT Les Essentiels de la Vie was on hand to offer customers free monogramming on leather goods and bags. Here, he shows a leather iPad case.


Mallary Marks - Artisan Day

Jewelry designer Mallory Marks looked chic wearing earrings from her collection.

The Elder Statesman

Greg Chait (right), owner of Elder Statesman, sat with Roy Kady, as he spun yarn. Below, bowls were filled with natural elements that are used as dyes.

Billie Beads - Artisan Day

Billie Tanner and Bob Nielsen of Billie Beads were on hand to showcase their one-of-a-kind clay pieces to customers. Pieces are made by hand, in vibrant colors, patterns and shapes.


Caleb Siemon - Artisan Day

Glass blower extradionaire, Caleb Siemon, and his beautiful creations.

Raleigh Denim - Artisan Day

Sarah and Victor Lytvinenko, founders of Raleigh Denim. Sarah branded designs onto leather patches while Victor hammered studs and grommets onto denim.

– Photos by Cindy Romano

One Comment

  1. barbidoesmiami
    Posted 11.11.10 at 11:24 am | Permalink | Reply

    what a great idea, the more customers understand and participate in the creative process the more they can appreciate it…

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