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Marriott Hotels & Resorts and WIRED Hosted an Evening of Design & Eclectic Art

Chris Anderson, Editor-in-Chief of WIREDWIRED's Chris Anderson Captivated Guests at San Francisco Marriott Union Square. Select Motion Work from Critically Acclaimed Photographer Artist Todd McLellan and Brick Art from artist Nathan Sawaya were also on Display.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the signature brand of Marriott International, and WIRED, hosted Design Beats: Maker earlier tonight Thursday, November 15, at San Francisco Marriott Union Square.  
Guests enjoy the works of Brick Artist Natah SawayaMarriott Hotels & Resorts and WIRED curated a unique evening that focus on the importance and future of design and art. WIRED Editor-in-Chief Chris Anderson, bestselling author of The Long Tail and Free, spoke about the Industrial Revolution past and present and the emergence of new forms of art, manufacturing, and industrial design. In addition, guests were treated to an art exhibit that featured the work of critically acclaimed photographer and artist Todd McLellan and brick art sculptures from Nathan Sawaya. Adding to the evening’s creativity, Cube(r), the latest plug and play personal 3D printer from Cubify, was on hand printing unique 3D models. 

Guests included Grant Imahara (MythBusters) and Wesley Chan (Google Ventures) noshed on local fare including tuna tartar, smoked salmon on potato crisp, and prawn and BB pork fried rice prepared by the hotel’s executive chef Tom Cerutti. Passed hors d’oeuvres were paired with wines from the California vineyards of Napa, Paso Robles, Russian River Valley, and Monterey.

Design Beats-Maker at the San Francisco Marriott Union SquareThis was the third event of the WIRED + Marriott Culturazzi Series, part of WIRED and Marriott’s partnership with WIRED Insiders — startup executives, digital game changers, gadget gurus, culture vultures, and adventurers — to curate monthly events through December, hosted at Marriott hotels, aimed to inspire, inform and entertain the next generation of travelers who blend work and play.  The series concludes next month in New York City at the WIRED store on Dec. 13.

Marriott Hotels & Resorts has been reimagining the guest experience, transforming its lobbies and public spaces to exceed the expectations of today’s travelers and the San Francisco Marriott Union Square offers the perfect mix of opportunities to work and play with 10,000 sq. ft. of conference, meeting and event space, breathtaking views of the Bay and city skyline and a location that’s just steps away from world-class shopping, restaurants, bars, and the theater district.

Jennifer Clark on behalf of Marriott Hotels & Resorts
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Sara Steffenauer, Global Public Relations Manager, Marriott International
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Karen Shosfy, Senior Publicist, WIRED
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