Handcrafted Modern Launch with USM, 2010

In 2010, we teamed up with Rizzoli to present a night with Leslie Williamson, hosted by the USM Soho showroom, to launch the San Francisco–based photographer’s first book: Handcrafted Modern, which offers readers a glimpse into the homes of Modernism’s most influential designers, right down to their dressing tables and the odd little trinkets they keep at their bedsides — in other words, a similar concept celebrated by Sight Unseen, which offers insight into the lives of today’s most interesting creative practitioners. Sight Unseen interviewed Williamson, accompanied by a slideshow of images from the book, and hosted a Q&A following the event, allowing the audience to learn about Williamson’s motivations for undertaking the ambitious project, and her experiences being inside the homes of her idols.RI HANDCRAFTED 061