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Design Miami/’s Design Pioneers talks continued on Friday with Wendell Castle – a true pioneer in furniture design who skirted the limits of functionality and art with objects that both served a purpose and were fundamentally sculptural. He spoke with Alastair Gordon, an art critic, curator and author of the book “Wendell Castle: Wandering Forms: Works from 1959-1979.” The two had a highly detailed discussion about the early and definitive works by Castle, who also shared stories about how he came to the revolutionary concepts and methods for which he’s known.
Material culture has never existed in a vacuum; taste, critique, and praise have all developed out of dialogue with each other and with the objects we’re speaking of (and to). The Design Talks Program at this year’s Design Miami/ is dedicated to Design Pioneers who have furthered the field through their impact on methods of production, style or discourse, and who have taken the ethos of their movement to further heights.