Monday, November 30, 2009

Design for a Living World

The Nature Conservancy's Web site provides information on their project 'Design for a Living World'. Ten designers, including Ted Muehling, Kate Spade, Ezri Tarazi and Maya Lin, were invited to create new objects from sustainable materials sourced from around the world. Photographs illustrating how the materials used by the designers connect to real people and real places, and are included in the sections on each designer. The Web site is organised under place, ranging from Australia to China; materials used for each item and the designer. A slide show for the object or for the designer are accessed via hyperlinks. There are video interviews with each designer. The exhibition will be held at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York from 14 May 2009 to 4 January 2010.
Link: http://www.nature.org/design/
Access: Free