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Design Block 150 Session

The second Design Block meeting is coming up on Wednesday. This time the event, that revolves around the belief that Buffalo should be built upon great architecture and design (the way it once was), will be held at 150 Chandler Street.

Design Block is a new group formed as a companion to preservation ready sites to leverage social media and grassroots tactics to raise the dialogue around, and decisions affecting, new design in Buffalo.”

The first meeting of the group was held at Manuel Barreto Furniture Studios, which commanded a packed house and lively discussions. The get-together also showed that there are many who are passionate about creating inspirational built environment in Buffalo once again.

Each of the Design Block sessions is based around a roundtable, speakers presentations and a social gathering.

150 Chandler Street is the new home of Solid716 (see here). Not only will you get a chance to meet others in the design community, and those who want better design in Buffalo, you will also get a chance to see a pretty cool and unusual design operation firsthand. The partners at Solid716 Home Decor pride themselves on the creation process as much as the end product – the same philosophy shared by the group at Manuel Barreto.

*The event is free.

You can learn more about Design Block by visiting the group’s page on Facebook. Or visit their website.


See Facebook event

Lead image: A chair and a lamp designed and built by Solid716


Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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