Here’s What’s Happening This Week During October4design

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Here’s What’s Happening This Week During October4design

The first full week of New Canaan’s October4design celebration will be highlighted by a presentation by architect and teacher Fred Noyes, a tour for high school students through some of the community’s most prominent mid-century modern homes, and a luncheon featuring renowned potter Frances Palmer.

The October4design celebration has been organized by the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society and recognizes the community’s rich architectural history and its appreciation for art and design. An entire month of events will continue through October 29th.

Week 1 of October4design’s features these events:

Tuesday, October 5th

  • Noyes Family Legacy of Design Lecture: Architect and teacher Fred Noyes will give a 90-minute presentation about the Noyes family and the influence the family has had on architecture and industrial design. Noyes will discuss the work of his father, Eliot, the experiences he had as a child growing up in New Canaan in the presence of renowned modern architects such as Marcel Breuer and Philip Johnson, and talk about the work of his wife, Mary “Molly” Duncan Weed, who designed many of the interiors for his projects. The lecture is free and begins at 7 p.m.
Frederick Noyes October4design Live New Canaan

Wednesday, October 6th

  • Architectural Safari: High school architectural enthusiasts are invited to a docent-led tour of three mid-century modern gems that are located in the New Canaan community. You’ll learn why this particular brand of architecture came to the town and why it is so significant. Tickets are required and can be purchased here. Space is limited so get your ticket early. The safari will start at 3 p.m. at the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society.

Thursday. October 7th

  • Lunch4design with Frances Palmer: The legendary potter, gardener, and photographer is the featured guest at this design-inspired luncheon. Palmer’s works incorporate classic design elements with unexpected twists. The self-taught ceramist has been featured in numerous magazines, including House & Garden, World of Interiors, Vogue, Elle Décor, and Martha Stewart Living. A limited number of her unique creations will be available for purchase. Tickets are required and can be purchased here. The catered lunch includes wine.
Lunch4design with Frances Palmer Live New Canaan


Events scheduled during the week of October 11th through the 17th will be posted later next week. You can find the entire calendar of events for October4design here.