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A variety of special events are happening in conjunction with this exhibition, for members and the public alike.

Talks & Tours

Tour of Student Design Competition
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
By invitation only
Free for invitees

Take a tour of the annual Collab Student Design Competition, led by one of the judges, and see what the next generation imagines for interiors of the future. “Grand Gesture” asks entrants to create an eye-catching piece of furniture that becomes the focal point of the room. See entries, in the form of scale models, and enjoy a Collab members-only reception.


2017 Collab Design Excellence Award: Patricia Urquiola
Saturday, November 18, 2017
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m.: VIP Preview & Reception with Patricia Urquiola
6:30 p.m.: Design Excellence Award Program
8:00 p.m.: Party
Great Stair Hall
Paid tickets required
VIP Preview & Reception, Award Program & Party: $250
Award Program & Party: $150; $120 Collab member (2 ticket limit per membership); 6 tickets for price of 5: $750
Lecture only: $25; $20 Collab member; $10 student

Celebrate Patricia Urquiola as she receives the 2017 Collab Design Excellence Award. Fusing the artisanal and the industrial, this acclaimed international designer creates cool, innovative objects for the home and office. The exhibition Patricia Urquiola: Between Craft and Industry explores how she fuses handcraftsmanship with modern materials and technologies.

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