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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.
The amount of activity at Design Miami/ 2012 was truly astounding. More than 30,000 design collectors and enthusiasts visited Design Miami/ 2012…
2012 has seen an increasing amount of American design activity. Both historical and contemporary design is experiencing a reawakening of sorts, and Design Miami/ 2012 is one of the sites where galleries and designers are focusing specifically on the American perspective.
The world’s climate and ecological systems are being increasingly recognized as fertile grounds for thought and practice in art and design.
“Snarkitecture is a New York-based firm by architect Alex Mustonen and artist Daniel Arsham. Together they explore, push, and challenge the boundaries of material, scale, and space. Not only are they designing this year’s entry pavilion for Design Miami/ but Volume Gallery is also showing one of my favorite pieces by them: ‘Float’, a 450 lbs., 1 1/2 x 5 ft. bench-like construct made of cast marble dust.”
FELIX BURRICHTER/ Editor and Creative Director of PIN-UP Magazine
Since 2008, Design Miami/ has worked with emerging architectural practices to re-imagine the traditional tent. The designs of Aranda\Lasch and Moorehead & Moorehead have slit, pinched, woven, latticed and inverted the clear span tent, both experimenting with unconventional materials and custom-engineering the modular components to create new structures and façades. This December, NY-based collaborative practice Snarkitecture takes tent manipulation to new heights.
Beth Rudin DeWoody/ Alex Mustonen/ Kyle DeWoody/ Aaron Betsky
“The reason I started collecting is because I have always seen patterns in objects, I’ve always seen art, architecture, design, and jewelery as interconnected, there was always a separation between craft and fine art but many artists are using the idea of craft in their work and…
Johanna Grawunder – Big Sky
Carpenters Workshop Gallery
May 31st – July 31st 2012
In their Parisian space, Carpenters Workshop Gallery opens Big Sky, representing a series of movements and variations on the theme of light. Designer Johanna Grawunder creates minimal, luminous pieces of micro-architecture. Grawunder has a passion for modern architecture and the exhibition explores her…