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A series of public programs, workshops, and events hosted by Parsons School of Design to explore current and future notions of luxury.

The Craft of Luxury

The Craft of Luxury: a moderated discussion between two forces shaping our notions of craftsmanship in the physical and digital realms.


Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street Room B500, New York, NY 10011

Parsons School of Design, The New School University


1. Julia Caldwell, Les Ateliers Courbet,

2. Belinda Chen & Andrew Kapresanin, Superficial,

Moderated by Professor Jessica Corr, Assistant Professor of Design, Parsons

This session is led by:

Prof. Jessica Corr & Prof. Wendy W Fok

Part of the Parsons Redefining Luxury Initiative, this discussion explores craft and our definitions of craftsmanship in the shifting landscape of Luxury. Traditional perceptions of Luxury have their origin in Savoir Faire or the heritage of craft- how to work with the finest materials in the most exceptional way.  As this “know-how” shifts from maker to the influencer, what role does craft play in creating luxury products and experiences?  How does our perception of craft and execution differ when luxury is understood and defined in the digital realm?  Who determines, and how do we define our understanding of high craftsmanship? How do the expectations of thoughtful making and production change across culture or generational demographics?  

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This event is brought to you by:

Parsons Redefining Luxury Initiative

School of Design Strategies

School of Fashion

Cross School Fund 2019/2020