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September 26 - 29, 2019
Vancouver Convention Centre West
LA-based creative hub and design destination Poketo has four locations in DTLA, Koreatown, Culver City, and Little Tokyo, each of which hosts art exhibitions, workshops and other events that serve to foster their local creative community. We are excited to bring the Poketo Pop-Up Shop to all design lovers in Vancouver!
Staying true to its philosophy of “Art for Your Every Day,” the Poketo Pop Up Shop will feature a carefully curated collection of fun and functional products designed for a creative lifestyle. Visit the show and bring home a piece of design!
Since its foundation in 2003 by husband-and-wife team Ted Vadakan and Angie Myung, Poketo has grown from a small startup into a creative hub and design destination. A lifestyle brand born out of the desire to infuse every day with aesthetic intentionality, Poketo has carefully curated and created a collection of design-conscious goods meant to cultivate a creative lifestyle.
The name Poketo (pronounced “poh-keh-toe”) stems from the mispronunciation of “pocket” by Angie’s grandmother. It tied in perfectly with the first product ever created under Poketo: a series of artist wallets that fit right in your pocket—and Ted and Angie just loved the way it sounded.
Poketo has worked with brands and companies like Nike, MTV, Disney, Target, Nordstrom and MailChimp, museums like MOCA, the Guggenheim, the de Young, and SFMOMA, and has collaborated with over 200 international artists, creating exclusive products that reflect its philosophy of “Art for Your Every day.”
Friday, September 27 | 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
[IDCEC = 0.1 CEU, AIBC = 1 Non-Core LU]
In August 2019, Poketo will release their first book “Creative Spaces”, featuring 23 creatives in the spaces that inspire them, among which are four Vancouver-based artists, architects, product designers and entrepreneurs – Lukas Peet, Lindsey Hampton, Stephanie Forsythe and Todd MacAllen of molo, and Adele Tetangco.
During EQ3 Trade Day (September 27), Ted and Angie will join Elizabeth Pagliacolo, Executive Editor of AZURE Magazine, on the Caesarstone Stage at 11:30 AM. Presented by our friends at LA Design Festival, this talk is your chance to gain insights from the duo behind Poketo, learn the dos and don’ts of running a partnership, and get your copy of “Creative Spaces” signed by the authors right after the talk.
Admission to this talk is included in your Trade Day badge. Seats are first come, first served.