Pink Essay x Lichen

OPEN STUDIO Volume 1 was a collaborative portfolio of student, apprentice, and self-taught work, by upcoming object and furniture designers, curated in partnership with design incubator Lichen.

The project was born out of a desire to expand the conversation and spectrum of design, and to create a space for exhibiting work, even as galleries and schools closed their doors indefinitely.

We partnered with Lichen to host a group show of a selection of the work at their space in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Pink Essay is a creative studio & platform re-designing design culture. We make experiences + exhibitions + archives, synthesizing the digital and physical.

We believe that good design is democratic, accessible, antiracist, sustainable and collaborative.

Design culture is on the move: people are excited and ready to see what we can make when we believe in the power of objects as tools of human growth and community connection.

We’re here to make connections, tell stories, and build a new design culture.