Too Much Stuff: Being a Maker in the age of the New Luxury and Alt-Commerce
Consumer tastes and behaviors are undergoing a major shift. In many ways it’s good news: a renewed appreciation of making, of quality, of sustainability. At the same time, though, thee’s been a fundamental shift in the way people think about their relationship to “things”. At the same time, there are new forms of commerce that are facilitating that shift, accelerating and amplifying it. And these changes have profound implications for makers, artisans, and craftspeople. We bring together a panel of different perspectives, from that of the collector, a leader in Re-Commerce, and the founder of a successful emerging furniture company.