Pizza and Process: A Conversation with Designer Steph Mantis | Episode 87

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Steph Mantis is a multi-disciplinary artist and designer who’s work explores nostalgia and often employs a sense of play in every day objects. Best known for her wildly popular “Cat Butt Magnets,” “Pizza Night Light,” and “Forever Pizza,” Steph is a featured designer with world-leading home accessory brand Kikkerland, and her products have broken global sales records for the company. Growing up in a restaurant family in Biddeford, Maine, Steph learned to appreciate food for its fundamental rituals and potential as a creative platform. Her work re-frames the ordinary in extraordinary ways, creating pieces that inspire one to reflect on big-picture questions while playfully marveling at life’s fascinating detail, and always suggesting that there is more than meets the eye. Join us for what promises to be a tasty peak into Steph’s creative process. Steph Mantis products are available at The MoMa Store, Urban Outfitters, Bed Bath & Beyond, Nordstrom, and Target.

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Brooklyn Designs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, May 10–12

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Brooklyn Designs is a showcase of design, architecture, and art, celebrating the creative energy of the borough. Hosted by the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, this year’s design expo will be taking place at the Brooklyn Navy Yard in Building 77, where designers and manufacturers of furniture, lighting, tableware, art, textiles, jewelry and more will be displaying their work.

During the expo, we will be offering guided tours that delve into design and architecture at the Yard, highlighting examples of new development and adaptive reuse, and some of the 400+ businesses in the Yard, including designers, manufacturers, and the Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm. Join the Architecture & Infrastructure Tour to explore the the Yard’s complex built landscape and learn about new projects, or join the Past, Present & Future Tour to get a broad overview of 218 years of work at the Yard. If you want to see the work of Yard businesses up close, join an Inside Industry Tour, which will feature visits to places like New Lab, the Brooklyn Grange, and manufacturing spaces. Use the calendar below to see a full listing of tours.