November 8, 2017

AD: How RISD Created the Next Generation of Design Lumianries

Wabi Bloom Calico

Brooklyn not only presents itself as an appealing locale for materials and manufacturing but also as a kind of support system for RISD grads. Rachel Cope of Calico Wallpaper, who recently had tea with Adelman to discuss their new projects, says she couldn’t imagine leaving the combined living and workspace she shares with her husband and business partner, Nick. “You share this secret language,” she explains about the RISD alumni assembly. “You’ve had many sleepless nights working on a project that exhibited your passion for art. The other RISD alums in Brooklyn, they just kind of get it. It never leaves you.”