The Store at Mia + west elm LOCAL

The Store at Mia is delighted to collaborate with west elm LOCAL to host a pop-out shop at the museum February 4-May 22, 2016, in conjunction with “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.”

Running parallel to the curatorial vision behind “State of the Art,” which represents the best working artists from across America to offer a diverse snapshot of contemporary art, the retail partnership highlights The Store at Mia’s commitment to local talent. The west elm LOCAL initiative connects customers to the artists and makers in their communities through local assortments in all 74 of West Elm’s North American Stores. The program supports more than 500 local artisans, makers and designers across the United States, showcasing their unique stories and product collections.

The Mia pop-out shop features 14 makers from across the United States — including four from Minnesota – from the LOCAL collection, selected to give museum visitors the opportunity to directly connect with the products of some of the best creative talent across the nation.

Learn more about the makers and their products by clicking the images below, then visit The Store at Mia in person to shop our curated selection of the best of the best.

All proceeds from in-store purchases support the museum and members save 20% every day.

The Store at Mia + west elm LOCAL pop-out shop is open during museum hours: Tuesday and Wednesday 10-5, Thursday and Friday 10-9, Saturday 10-5, Sunday 11-5.

B D B is a Brooklyn based design studio offering functional ceramics made by hand by founder Re Jin Lee. Since 2008.


WE CREATE: Hand built home accessories and jewelry holders.

WE USE: Clay and glaze.

BASED IN: Brooklyn, NY

FAVORITE LOCAL HANGOUT: Five leaves for breakfast, Grady’s for ice coffee, Charlotte’s Patisserie for éclairs.

DESIGN SHOULD BE: Simple, functional and forever.

SEE MORE OF WHAT WE MAKE: west elm LOCAL, Instagram

MAKER BIOGRAPHY: B D B ’s Re Jin Lee was born and raised in Sao Paulo, Brazil to South Korean parents. This combination of cultures has had a great influence on her design aesthetics. After receiving a BA in Fashion Design and certificates from Central Saint Martins, London College of Design and Instituto Europeu di Design, Re Jin moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue her career in fashion design and styling. Through fashion and a move to New York city, Re Jin discovered her passion for home and product design. Like her Brazilian and Korean heritage, fashion has had a major influence in her design aesthetics and also the way she creates and presents her collections.

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Makers featured in The Store at Mia + west elm LOCAL pop-out include: