The globalDESIGN showcase will be held Feb. 18-20, 2003

The third annual globalDESIGN showcase, the international jewelry collective, will be held Feb. 18 to Feb. 20 2003 at the Hyatt Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore. The dates, the same as those for the American Crafts Council Show held at the adjacent convention center, were chosen for the convenience of the buyers who visit Baltimore for the fine art crafts available then, show organizers said in a statement.

The globalDESIGN show, an industry-only event, is centered on the work of a select group of international designers, several of whom choose globalDESIGN as their only American exposure.

Designers at globalDESIGN include: Michael Zobel, Tom and Jutta Munsteiner, Gellner, Kubik, Wilhelm Buchert and Ute Büge are based in Germany, Karl Benz is from Japan, De Vroomen from London, Christo Kiffer comes from Brazil, Stephen Greenstein from France and Janis Kerman heads south from Canada to be there. Most of the remainder of the two dozen designers come from all parts of the United States. These include Carol Ackerman, Alex Sepkus, Alishan, Diana Heimann, Pedro Boregaard, Ross Coppelman, Brian Scholdt and Zoltan David.

Also exhibiting at the Hyatt hotel with globalDESIGN 2001 are fine gem dealer James Alger and fine art and jewelry book dealer Charon Kranson.

Alger, who had been showing in a suite at the hotel for a number of years before hooking up with globalDESIGN three years ago, says he feels the collaboration is “a perfect match for all concerned.” Both Alger and Kranson service the buyers, designers and jewelry aficionados who flock to Baltimore for the February shows.

For more information, please contact The Jeweler’s Resource Bureau, which presents globalDESIGN, by telephone at 914-738-8485 or visit the show’s website at or via e-mail to

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