Design for a Living World

On View: 
Thursday, May 14, 2009 to Monday, January 4, 2010

Design for a Living World

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. The featured designers and places include Yves Béhar/Costa Rica; Stephen Burks/Australia; Hella Jongerius/Mexico; Maya Lin/Maine; Christien Meindertsma/Idaho; Isaac Mizrahi/Alaska; Abbott Miller/Bolivia; Ted Muehling/Micronesia; Kate Spade/Bolivia; and Ezri Tarazi/China. On view will be the prototypes, drawings, and finished products created by the designers. The exhibition is co-curated by renowned graphic designer, Abbott Miller, and Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design at Cooper-Hewitt.

This is the debut venue in a national tour of the exhibition, organized by The Nature Conservancy.