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Interior Designers and Bloggers: Tina Ramchandani, Patrick Hamilton, Jennifer Mehditash, Sarah Sarna.

How often is there an opportunity for an inside glimpse into craft, innovation, and design in action — without visiting a workroom, and over artisanal cocktails, a DJ, and bites by Feast and Fetes with Daniel Boulud?

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Austin Rothbard, President of Baker Furniture, and Newell Turner, Editorial Director of Hearst Design Group.

On Tuesday June 26th, I attended the first ever Baker Salon, hosted by Baker Furniture and Hearst Design Group at the New York Design Center.

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Baker Decorative Finisher John Kiryanoff.

For this inaugural celebration, Baker flew four of their top Craftspeople to New York. The evening paid homage to these incredibly talented masters who hand-craft Baker’s most iconic furniture, and the hours of meticulous handiwork that go into the designs.

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Baker Upholsterer Marty Welch.

We had the chance to chat with the master artisans in each of the four craft stations, as they demonstrated the workmanship that goes into Baker’s furniture pieces.

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Baker Artist Donna Taylor.

After visiting with each craftsperson, Tina and I were asked a few questions by Marisa Marcantonio of Editor at Large. Press play to hear what we had to say.

It was a lovely evening, filled with editors, interior designers, and bloggers.

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Interior Designers: John Douglas Eason, Young Huh, and Robyn Berke.

The first ever Baker Salon was a great success.

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Photo Credits: Samantha Snowden for Editor at Large

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Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Author at, empowering women to decorate and dress with confidence.