Glassware Rebel – The Legacy of Fran Taylor and Gay Fad Studios


David and Jason Annecy

Description

As the visionary entrepreneur behind Gay Fad Studios, Fran Taylor blazed a trail in mid century glassware and shattered norms one glass at a time. Join David and Jason Annecy as they share Fran’s inspiring story and the indelible mark she left on mid century design.

Hosted at the Fairfield County District Library on June 23 at 1 p.m.

About the Presenters

Husbands David and Jason Annecy reawakened Gay Fad Studios 60 years since it closed. In three years, the Annecy’s completed two large murals depicting original Gay Fad designs, opened a boutique retail store featuring over 45 exclusive glassware designs, introduced a museum showcasing over 4,000 pieces of original Gay Fad glass, and produced custom glassware for countless nonprofits and small businesses. Through their ongoing efforts they seek to raise visibility for Taylor’s achievements while continuing the company’s mission with newfound joy and creativity. David and Jason met at Kent State University while pursuing their Master’s degrees in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and Design Research.

 

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