George Nakashima was a Japanese-American woodworker born in Spokane, Washington, who studied architecture at the esteemed École Américaine des Beaux Arts outside of Paris, and then received a Master’s degree in Architecture from M.I.T. Though this architectonic training would impact his woodwork and style, it was perhaps his forced internment during World War II which had one of the greatest effects.
The term master builder, most of the time, refers to those pre-Renaissance individuals who were at the helm of both designing and building their projects. Louis Khan is considered one of the 20th century’s master builders.
Last night, SculptureCenter opened an exhibition entitled “Better Homes,” which presents work by an exciting roster of artists that offer critical understandings and explorations of the 21st century home, revealing how the private residence and its occupants are undergoing considerable transformation.
Every June, the Designers of the Future Award is presented to a group of promising young designers and studios that represent new directions in their field and exciting developments in broader design culture. For the fourth year running, Design Miami/ and W Hotels have collaborated on this Award, which looks beyond pure product and furniture design to acknowledge pieces that push the limits of technology, discipline, and concept.
The Museum of Art and Design (MAD) in New York City explores the contemporary territory of design, art and craft in a way that highlights the creative process instead of disciplinary distinctions. The current exhibition, titled After the Museum: The Home Front 2013, was organized by Jake Yuzna, the Manager of Public Programs at MAD, and Dan Rubinstein, Editor-in-Chief of Surface. The program presents U.S-based designers and collaborations that have democratized the experience for visitors and asks them to rethink the role of a post-millenial design museum.
On March 2nd, the avant-garde fashion house Viktor & Rolf showed their Fall collection at Paris Fashion Week, the models strutting in bodices, jumpers, and cocktail dresses inspired by a refined punk aesthetic.
P! is a project-based gallery in New York’s Chinatown that encourages the various disciplines of art and design to mingle, collide and collaborate. Started in September of 2012 by Prem Krishnamurthy, who also runs the distinguished design firm Project Projects, P! has hosted radically integrated exhibitions that focus on answering larger questions of concept, history and thought and has been recognized in the “Best of 2012″ lists by Artforum, Frieze, and Art in America.
The amount of activity at Design Miami/ 2012 was truly astounding. More than 30,000 design collectors and enthusiasts visited Design Miami/ 2012…
Cristina Grajales Gallery is the first to organize a design exhibition at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens. Running from December 3rd, 2012 – May 31st, 2013, the exhibition showcases a number of seats that integrate the man-made and naturally-wrought, playing into Fairchild’s Art Program by showing works that inspire thoughts of nature, conservation, and the role of humans in their environment.