Local Designer Greg Walsh Featured at American Craft Council Show



This year’s American Craft Council Show will feature Minneapolis designer Greg Walsh in its collaborative exhibit entitled “Make Room.” Walsh’s work with Walsh Design Group and I.D. inside design has made him well known as a superior contemporary designer. Walsh and his partner also own martinpatrick3, a modern and classic men’s store, which has made him a household name.

Walsh enjoys the varying styles of the broad client base he gets to work with through Walsh Design Group, a full service interior design business which focuses mostly on residential spaces. He says, “The fun of the job is that you’re always interpreting someone’s style and creating something that’s like theirs. We subscribe to doing things that aren’t trend-chasing. Things that have more longevity…things that might be familiar, yet updated.  Things that are more real and less fantastical.”

I.D. inside design focuses on selling home furnishings and decor from all around the world. The store also features Ligne Roset products, an exceptional line of modern designer furniture. I.D inside design gave way to martinpatrick3, a menswear store that offers the finest clothing, accessories, grooming products and more–everything the classy modern man could want.

The “Make Room” exhibit at the American Craft Council Show challenged designers to incorporate several pieces created by craft artisans into their designs in order to allow visitors to get ideas for how to incorporate their own pieces into their living spaces. Walsh was paired with Donna D’Aquino (Metal Artist), Carol Sobieniak (Fiber Artist), and Scott McGlasson (Furniture Artist from Minneapolis) to create a unique living room design. Walsh describes his design as modern and organic. He states, “Paired with simple, modern Ligne Roset furniture, the sculptural delineated lines of Donna D’Aquino’s pieces dance gracefully with Scott McGlasson’s solid, elegant furniture. All are grounded by the geometric organic elements of Carol Sobieniak’s rug; the space is a modern yet approachable balance of materials and lines.”

See Walsh’s “Make Room” design and more at the American Craft Council Show in Saint Paul, April 19-21. For more information, visit www.craftcouncil.org.

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