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October 26, 2013

Office Hours: Lindy McDonough on Patterns for Leather Goods

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Photography by Lindy McDonough

10 am – 12 pm, Contemporary Art Gallery

Part of Locally Made’s One Room.

During Office Hours, artists, designers, experts, and brainiacs take the doors off of their offices and studios. Stop by for conversation or advice.

An exploration of the inspirations and motivations for my work in the design and manufacturing of leather goods. — Lindy McDonough

Free with museum admission.

Growing up in a family of New England manufacturers, Lindy has seen the ups and downs of American manufacturing personally and professionally. It is this up close perspective that inspires her to seek out ways to capture and express a world that has come close to the edge of extinction far too many times. Lindy’s love of design, function, and the New England aesthetic drew her to the Rhode Island School of Design, where she studied Industrial Design. After graduation, she went on a search for a brand whose goods are made in a hands on, local way - a place where she could have an active role in design and see factory production up close; Lotuff Leather is her dream company. Lindy envisions for Lotuff Leather a look that honors centuries of New England tradition and history in a respectable, understated but essentially practical and elegant manner.