Art Over Dinner ft. Kari Pei of Interface / FLOR INC.
Sunday, June 24th
Cocktails + Artist Talk, 6pm
Kari Pei, recognized as a design leader in the textile industry, is Global Product Designer at Interface, a position created under chief innovation officer Nigel Stansfield. As part of the Atlanta, Georgia-based company’s evolving global product strategy, Pei works alongside internal product design and development teams and sustainability leader David Oakey Designs from the company’s Awarehouse in LaGrange, Georgia.
“For the past 25 years, Kari has created printed and woven textiles for some of the world’s most recognized brands, including our friends at Knoll and Starwood hotels,” said Stansfield, in a statement released by Interface when Kari was hired in 2015. “She’s equally at home in the design studio and on the factory floor, and we are drawn to her unique perspectives on texture, depth and color, as well as her collaborative nature.”
New-York based Pei has worked with globally celebrated fashion houses, manufacturers and hospitality brands, including Starwood Hotels, MGM Resorts International, Knoll, Wolf Gordon, Maharm and Jhane Barnes. Recently, Pei worked with KnollTextiles to design the The Nexus Collection of commercial wallcoverings alongside Dorothy Cosonas.
Coincidentally, Pei is also the daughter-in-law of the iconic architect I.M. Pei, most known for completing the Grand Louvre in Paris, the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong, and the Four Seasons Hotel in New York.
Source: Interior Design Magazine
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Art Over Dinner is a series of intimate gatherings with artists and the organizations that support their work. We collaborate with the chefs at HomespunATL and local farmers to bring a seasonal meal that showcases winemakers and brewers, and invite our guest artists to spark the conversation at one long farm table on the outdoor deck of The Art Farm at Serenbe.
Art Farm at Serenbe is a vibrant artist complex that provides a place for engagement and inspiration. It serves as Serenbe's central place for artists, the arts and culture. This complex is deeply rooted in process, education and creating multiple platforms for creativity. Artists, practitioners and researchers come here to deepen their practice and broaden their creative connections.