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It’s Design Pool’s Third Birthday!

It’s hard to believe it, but January marks Design Pool’s third birthday!

As we look back on the past three years we are feeling proud of all we have accomplished. Especially when we factor in the surprise wrench thrown into our plans (and everyone else’s on the planet) back in March 2020. But, we’ve rolled with it from 2019 – 2021. We adjusted where we had to, pivoted where we could, and learned to take things as they come and try to enjoy the ride. That’s easier said than done somedays, but we’re going to keep doing it in 2022.

In honor of Design Pool’s third birthday, we’re looking back at some of our favorite first moments from the past 3 years.

Our 10 favorite firsts!

First Design Uploaded

January 15, 2019
Geometric Overlaying Circles (P292) was the first design we loaded up onto our new site.

Geometric Overlaying Circles Pattern P292 on Privacy Curtains

First Blog Post

January 31, 2019
Our first blog post about digitally printed glass by Vistamatic was published.

First Instagram Post

March 26, 2019
We posted our first image to Instagram.

First Designer Interview

April 3, 2019
The first designer we interviewed for the blog, Maine architect Paul Lewandowski, was published. (Should we do more designer interviews? Let us know in the comments!)

First Press Feature

April 2019
Our first piece of press was a small feature in Furniture Lighting & Decor.

First Employee

January 2, 2020
Kristin Crane started working for Design Pool full-time on marketing and PR.

First Photoshoot

June 27, 2020
We worked with photographer Brittanny Taylor on our first photoshoot.

Photo Credit: Brittanny Taylor

First Online Shop

December 1, 2020
In our first big pivot, we launched Domanda Design to bring Design Pool patterns directly to consumers.

First Trade Show

October 4, 2021
2020 trade show plans all went out the window, but our first one finally happened at NeoCon in Chicago.

Kristin Crane (left) & Kristen Dettoni (right) at NeoCon 2021

First Award

October 4, 2021
What a thrill it was to win a HiP Award from Interior Design Magazine and a #MetropolisLikes from Metropolis Magazine at NeoCon 2021.

Running a business has its up days and its down days. Thinking about these important firsts, help us keep focused on moving forward. Hopefully, there will be even more fun firsts in 2022! Thanks so much to all of you for following along and to our partners and customers for joining us on this ride!

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Kristin Crane

Kristin Crane has designed jacquard designs for the home furnishing and residential jobber market for many years, with mills in the US and in China. Today, she writes about pattern and design trends for Design Pool from her home in Providence, Rhode Island. When not writing about fabric, she can be found weaving in her home studio or hiking along the Rhode Island coast.


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