We have a great new retail (and more) partner for Rapson designs in Ralph's beloved Twin Cities. DTC | X, the new production division of Danish Teak Classics of Minneapolis, is putting on a show of Ralph's drawings in December and January. The exhibit starts with what we hope will be a rockin' party - pun intended - at DTC on December 29 from 6 - 9 p.m.
So, mark your calendars and please do come out to party! Not only will you get a look Ralph's design sketches in the exhibit, but you'll also get to be part of the design process by selecting which of several possible designs that DTC | X will bring into limited production next year.
We hope to see the many Twin Cities friends of Ralph, Rapson Architects, and great design - period - at the show and are really excited to work with DTC | X on a limited edition of the design chosen by Rapson fans. If you can't make it in because you're not lucky enough to live in during the wintertime, well, we've taken pity on you and will allow you to vote online starting the day after the exhibit opening. Just make sure you 'like' the Ralph Rapson Facebook page and look there for updates on voting online.
As if all these things weren't enough to justify a party, this will also be the Twin Cities premier for the Highback Rapson Greenbelt Rocker. This is the wonderfully contoured, fantastically comfortable modern rocker that Ralph entered in MoMA's Organic Design in Home Furnishings Competition of 1940. Sadly, it never went into production even though it was one of Ralph's favorites. Now, after wowing the crowd with comfort and style at ARCHER in D.C. last month, this chair, now in full production by us, will be on the floor for you to ogle and sit in starting December 29.
If you're a media type, or if you just can't get enough info about this fun new initiative and opening party, go ahead and check our press release.
UPDATE: Our friends at DTC can't get enough of the partying. Please join us for a closing event at DTC the night of Thursday, February 2, when the winning design will be announced.