For the sixth year in a row, Nantucket Looms Interiors has had the pleasure of designing the lounge at The Nantucket Project (TNP). The Nantucket Project takes place over four days every September at the White Elephant, where a collection of speakers participate in a variety of formats, which include individual presentations, panels and intimate one-on-one conversations. Notable participants at TNP include Tony Blair, Jennifer Garner, Moby, Hope Solo and George W. Bush.
The Nantucket Project was co-founded by Kate Brosnan and Tom Scott. Kate, a former member of the Looms family, approached Nantucket Looms about sponsoring TNP after CEO Bess Clarke attended the project as an Inquirer & Mirror Fellow in 2013. “Nantucket Looms has been a consistent business on island that thrives on craftsmanship and I just love the spaces they create”, says Kate. We jumped at the chance to represent the Nantucket design aesthetic to this eclectic group of attendees, while being given the opportunity to attend the project ourselves.
In the spirit of this year’s theme “Neighborhood” the Nantucket Looms Interiors team made this year’s expanded tent feel inviting by creating multiple seating vignettes to encourage conversation. Since the lounge tent not only displayed monitors for people to watch the presentations, attendees could also eat meals in the tent. Therefore, four distressed wooden dining tables each with six bright red chairs provided areas for people to eat and drink. Two additional vignettes were designed each with two 84” sofas, four woven rope chairs and a coffee table. Back by popular demand were the four swivel chairs in colors of white and red anchored by a coffee table. Three high performance area rugs were layered throughout the tent while a 60” round dining table was staged with six white wire chairs.