Check out my review of Gestalten‘s new Dieter Rams monograph at Coolhunting.com! It’s a comprehensive look at one of the 20th century’s most influential industrial designers… *image courtesy of Gestalten, Â© Gestalten 2010
This winter, the Art Institute of Chicago presents German designer Konstantin Grcic‘s first US solo show. Grcic has made a career of subverting and reinterpreting familiar social and cultural references in such a way as to make them strangely, fascinatingly, unfamiliar. His minimalistic work sharpens the senses, making us question common objects we so often… Continue reading Konstantin Grcic at the AIC
Check out my latest post at Behind the Burner to read about dining in style with Ali Siavoshi‘s playful lighting designs. This is art born of everyday objects many of us have around the house – wine glasses, hangers, umbrellas, and, as evidenced by “Hungry,” even cutlery.
Not to be missed: Design for a Living World at the Cooper-Hewitt, organized by The Nature Conservancy, through January 2010. Ten leading designers have been commissioned to develop new uses for sustainably grown and harvested materials in order to tell a unique story about the life-cycle of materials and the power of conservation and design.… Continue reading Design for a Living World at the Cooper-Hewitt: Not to be Missed