Jenny Klimenkoff passed me the word on the opening of a locally focused but nationally inclusive design show this Friday night.

Ctrl + Alt + Design is Join Design Seattle’s first annual design review. Home and lifestyle accessories as well as jewelry will be featured.

Among the names that I’m familiar with are Graypants, (whose gorgeously skeletal chair and ingeniously resourceful lamp we featured here) the unapologetic cuddlers at Dreamlets, and Iacoli and Mcallister, a design duo I got turned on to via a note from a friend who wants one of their chunky wooden rings. Their repurposed, powder-coated pedestals (for, you know, cupcakes and other assorted necessities) are pictured above.

There are plenty more I’m not familiar with, of course, but after cruising the show’s page on the Join site and following some links, it’s clear that some really thoughtful and well-made work will be on display.

The opening reception is from 7p to midnight at Ouch My Eye this Friday, June 12.

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