New Factories sampling by Sheila Shanti for Andrea Zittel

New Factories sampling by Sheila Shanti for Andrea Zittel

Andrea Zittel, Fluid Panel State at Andrea Rosen Gallery, 2012

Andrea Zittel, Fluid Panel State at Andrea Rosen Gallery, 2012

“New Factories has been an invaluable resource — Karen is organized, personable and highly skilled at handling complex logistics. She is a tireless researcher,  and comes with a wealth of information and advice.  I have worked with her in several different contexts and am always so grateful for the energy, optimism and support that she brings to these projects.  

For one of our largest undertakings she had to locate and manage an entire force of skilled craftspeople who were scattered across the country.  The production schedule was tight and the logistics were incredibly complex —  Karen never lost her cool and everything came together perfectly thanks to her focus and competency.”

— Andrea Zittel

Dee Clements, Founder and Creative Director of Herron

Dee Clements, Founder and Creative Director of Herron

Hand woven pillows by Herron for Freehand Hotel in Chicago.

Hand woven pillows by Herron for Freehand Hotel in Chicago.

“As an enterprise that strives to connect artists and designers with economic opportunities, and businesses to innovative manufacturing, New Factories was a key connector for my company, Herron, in 2014. New Factories is an agent of ideas, innovation, and art practices, creating a space where artists and businesses can form new modalities for economy, manufacturing, production, art, and design.” 

—Dee Clements of Herron