This weekend I participated in the Design Fair at DogA (Norwegian Center for Design and Architecture) It is one of Oslo most anticipated annual christmas markets. Around 10,000 people attend this event annually, queuing up outside in all sorts of weather to be able to get their hands on some of the latest in Norwegian Design. I am genuinely pleased with my weekend, and learned so much in the process. Prior to attending the event, I gave myself a goal for sales and I must admit, I exceeded my expectations. I went through 750 business cards, and realize that next time I need to bring more! The chance to get ones work seen by so many in such a short period of time is a fantastic opportunity. But most of all I met some lovely people in the process, both in the way of designers who were selling their work, as well as customers who left with smiles on their faces. One young lady in particular stands out in my mind… she returned three times over the span of two days, and said she simply could not stop thinking about one of my pieces. She convinced her mother to buy it for her as a christmas present, saying that the quote inscribed touched her heart. As a designer, there is nothing that makes me happier than knowing that something I have envisioned and created with my own two hands can touch someone in such a way. I am already looking forward to next year.
happy you did so very well and enjoyed yourself so much, but also did not expect something else really.
did you get a lot of commissions or are you now free to sit back and rest?
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