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Salon Conversations

The Mind of the Maker

Presented by ABASK

Saturday, November 11, 3 p.m. 


Exploring the process, the inspiration, and the challenge of modern-day craft.


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Jacqueline Terrebone

Galerie Magazine Editor in Chief

Jacqueline Terrebonne serves as Galerie’s editor in chief, after originally joining the team in the role of design editor in 2016. Her varied artistic interests and deep sense of curiosity inform the diverse and

eclectic mix of design, fashion, and visual arts in every issue of the magazine. In addition to being a member of BAFTA and the James Beard Foundation, she completed a book of design tips for the home with Jeffrey Bilhuber for Rizzoli, entitled Everyday Decorating. Prior to her work at Galerie, she held positions at Architectural Digest, Gourmet, and Martha Stewart Living.

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Silvia Furmanovich

Fine Jewelry Artist

Silvia Furmanovich has become one of the most visionary artists working in fine jewelry today. Born in Sao Paulo, Furmanovich comes from a lineage of Italian goldsmiths; her great-grandfather 

created ornaments for the Vatican. Furmanovich draws on varied cultural and traditions – from Japan and India to Italy and the Amazonian Rainforests – re-imagining them through her in-depth exploration of techniques. The designer has won the Couture Design Award four times. Her collections have won the Town & Country Jewelry Awards three times. She was also a nominee for the Jewelry Design Award at the Jewelers of America’s GEM Awards 2019.

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Alexandra Llewellyn


Designer of beautifully crafted and intricately detailed games, Alexandra Llewellyn’s work makes play into something magnificent. From her famed Backgammon boards to poker sets, and from 

games tables to card boxes, each piece is conceived in London before being handmade by specialist artisans across the UK. Every Alexandra Llewellyn Backgammon board passes through no fewer than nine craft workshops on its journey from idea to realisation. Using materials of peerless quality, always with sustainable origins and often in unusual combinations; her award-winning designs are canvases for meticulous marquetry and bewitching print. Inspired by the games played (and the bonds made) as a child with her step-grandfather in the backstreets of Cairo, Alexandra’s love of Backgammon has been lifelong.


Peter Speliopoulos

Multidisciplinary Artist

Peter Speliopoulos, the founder of Peter Speliopoulos Projects, is a multidisciplinary artist creating ceramics, and home objects. His foundation as a fashion and costume designer,

and creative director, have influenced his work. Most recently the Senior Vice President of Design and Creative Director of Donna Karan New York, and former Creative Director of Cerruti Arte, Paris, Speliopoulos has designed costumes for internationally performed operas and ballets in collaboration with choreographer/director Karole Armitage. He has been featured in three solo shows at Les Ateliers Courbet. Photo by Max Vadukul

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Leonid Rath

Managing Director and Co-Owner of J&L Lobmeyr, Vienna

Leonid Rath studied materials engineering and business administration. He owns and operates the Lobmeyr company together with his cousins

Andreas and Johannes Rath, and has been managing director since 2002. Lobmeyr is a renowned glass manufactory based in Vienna that has been family-owned and operated since its foundation in 1823. The company has worked with numerous designers including Josef Hoffmann, Adolf Loos, and Oswald Haerdtl. The ongoing interest of the current managing generation for contemporary design is reflected in collaborations with today’s designers such as Ted Muehling, Aldo Bakker, Michael Anastassiades, formafantasma, and Martino Gamper. 

All Salon Conversations are open to all and free with admission. Conversations are held in the Board of Officers room. Please arrive 10-15 minutes before Conversations begin to ensure seating.

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