Fiber Department Head Emily Nachison in Interior Design Magazine

July 6, 2017

Emily Nachison, head of OCAC's Fibers department, was featured in an article in the June 2017 issue of Interior Design magazine. The article, which details Anthony Bourdain's involvement with the American Craft Council, features Emily as one of this year's Rare Craft Fellowship Award finalists.

Chef, author, globe-trotting television host... interior designer? Not quite, but Anthony Bourdain is turning his gimlet eye toward yet another creative field. One effort is his collaboration with Roman and Williams on the conversion of a landmarked pier on New York’s Hudson River into a food hall with vendors from the countries he’s long championed as the host of CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unkown. Another is his role as lead juror for honors conferred by the nonprofit American Craft Council to support the preservation of traditional techniques.

Bourdain speaks of the Rare Craft Fellowship Award finalists with reverence: “They’re doing something that a lot of other people do faster, cheaper, and dumber. The whole economy, the market, all the forces in the world conspire to tell you that this is not the way to go. Yet people have chosen to take this particular path, to do something that they’re passionate about, that they believe in, regardless of the difficulty.”

Click here to read the article online, or click here to view a PDF of the print version.

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Excerpt and image courtesy of Interior Design magazine