Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Why Design Now? at the Cooper-Hewitt

The National Design Triennial: Why Design Now? is an exhibit at the Cooper Hewitt Museum in NYC which I experienced over the past summer. It had several interesting aspects that could be incorporated in our exhibit. One of the most compelling things about Thomas Day's productions is the craft level. This may be something that our group chooses to emphasize. The Why Design Now exhibit is an interesting precedent because it spotlighted the technology and craft by displaying artifacts with things they were produced with. It showed a great deal of process work behind each piece or project, which is important in design and is often overlooked in exhibits. I think this is a great approach to explaining Thomas Day's work.

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