July 2014: Organic Transit Pop-Up Showroom

In July, Designbox has transformed the gallery into a Pop-Up Showroom for the ELF (Electric Light Fun) by Organic Transit! Come by Designbox on Tuesdays or Thursdays in July from 10a–1p to test drive and learn more about the ELF! Join us on July 9 12-1pm! Our July 2014 lunch series speaker is engineer, industrial designer, and sustainability entrepreneur Rob Cotter from …


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FF June: PBaRt Show + circusSPARK

FIRST FRIDAY JUNE 6, 2014 : 6-10p Weekdays thru JUNE 27, 2014 : 11a–4p Join us for the 5th annual PBaRt Show + circusSPARK Fundraiser, a mini-warehouse-district-street-festival with circus performers, food trucks, craft vendors, a 90’s dance party and a PBR-themed Art Show. Over the last 5 years, the PBaRt show + circusSPARK Fundraiser has morphed into one of downtown Raleigh’s …

FF May: (n)everlasting: a student design journey

FIRST FRIDAY MAY 2, 2014 : 6-10p Weekdays thru MAY 30, 2014 : 11a–4p Join Designbox and the College of Design at NC State in celebrating “(n)everlasting: a student design journey” the history of The Student Publication, one of the oldest student-led design journals in the country. Started in 1950 as a tribute to Matthew Nowicki, a professor who made …

Recap: April First Friday

In April, Designbox reopened to the public celebrating “Design Innovation :: Inventive Culture” a new vision built on 11 years of supporting the local creative scene. We celebrated the reopening with announcing that Designbox is now the first Makerbot Reseller in North Carolina. This exciting venture allows us to bring 3D printed objects to the public. For the First Friday, …

DESIGN INNOVATION :: INVENTIVE CULTURE

FIRST FRIDAY APRIL 4, 2014 : 6-10p Weekdays thru APRIL 25, 2014 : 11a–4p Join Designbox to celebrate “Design Innovation :: Inventive Culture” a new vision built on 11 years of supporting the local creative scene! For First Friday enjoy a sampling of locally roasted coffee, celebrating the in-house success story of the Impress Coffee Brewer. Designbox is also excited …

Brand Fandango XII

BRAND FANDANGO is in it’s 12th year! Do all of your seasonal shopping right in your own backyard! Come and see the best most diverse collection of the areas artists, crafters & designers all in one shop. In addition to our many local brands we carry year round, Brand Fandango XII includes: Treelogic Ever So Lovely Cassie Ott Sugar Scrubs …

Sea by the Lighthouse by Paul Friedrich

Pop-icon Paul Friedrich has taken an American classic, the Seaside Lighthouse paintings, as seen in every coastal motel and beach house and made them his own in this new series of paintings, “Sea by the Lighthouse.”

12th Annual Brand Fandango: Call for Local Brands!

Every December Designbox expands the shop for the holiday and gift giving season into what we call BRAND FANDANGO! This will be our 12th year and we are excited to bring in some special & new vendors into the shop for the month! What are we looking for? • local brands, products and items that would make great holiday gifts …

Complex Conversation

For the first time, Designbox hosts artists Victor Knight III, Bart Cusick, Eric Dixon, Mike Atkinson and Suzie Flock in a large-scale collaborative painting installation. In addition to being the feature gallery show for September, Complex Conversation, is also a featured artSPARK exhibit for SPARKcon!