Design for Dining at Merchant


Design Museum Boston is introducing local diners to artistic dining here in Boston’s Downtown Crossing. It’s a fascinating art exhibit that makes going out to dinner a creative endeavor. Their Design for Dining program kicked off this summer with an interactive experience featuring seven restaurant collaborations that showcase how designers shape the dining experience – from a restaurant’s vision to the completed dining experience. Guests can reserve a table vignette and enjoy these one-off dining experiences. Here at Merchant, Payette considered the act of dining as a social activity and created vignettes that engage three scales of community – the neighborhood to the restaurant, the restaurant to the table and the table to the diner. Dirty Water TV Reporter Julie Dawson experience the artistic side of dining here at Merchant and provides more detail.

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One of the founders of Dirty Water Media, Julie Fairweather serves as the company’s managing editor, marketing director and contributing writer/producer. In addition to her work with Dirty Water Media, Julie is also an award-winning journalist with 20+ years experience developing marketing and public relations strategies for emerging businesses. Julie has also worked as an assignment manager and reporter for WLVI-TV 56 in Boston and a news anchor and reporter from an NBC affiliate in North Platte, NE. Julie is a past President and former Executive Director of The Publicity Club of New England, a 300-member trade organization for the Greater Boston public relations community. She also taught broadcast journalism and radio and television producing at her alma mater Emerson College in Boston, MA. Her most accomplished position is as the mother to her three amazing children.