Cooper-Hewitt: Inside the Designer's Studio with Maria Pinto

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum presents Maria Pinto in conversation with Mary Tomer, founder of and author of Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy. Maria Pinto, the Chicago-based designer, is known for her confident and sophisticated clothes, produced in clean lines and luxurious fabrics. Pinto is also known for providing many of First Lady Michelle Obamas signature looks starting with President Obamas term as U.S. Senator. Maria Pinto is featured in Mrs.
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Cooper-Hewitt: Design Du Jour, the End of the Plate? - Panel Discussion

Katsuya Fukushima (minibar, Washington, DC), Homaro Cantu (Moto, Chicago), and Grant Achatz and designer Martin Kastner (Alinea, Chicago) discuss experimentation and iconoclastic new ways of presenting food. Moderator: Darra Goldstein, co-curator, Feeding Desire
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Cooper-Hewitt: Design Du Jour - Grant Achatz and Martin Kastner

Chef Grant Achatz of Alinea in Chicago, IL and designer/sculptor Martin Kastner discuss experimentation and iconoclastic new ways of presenting food.
Grant Achatz, chef, Alinea, Chicago, Martin Kastner, Designer, sculptor, food presentation, experimentation, iconoclast, Design Du Jour, talk, long, public program

2011 National Design Awards: Communication Design Award - Rick Valicenti

The 2011 winner for Communication Design is Rick Valicenti. Rick's graphics bristle with innovation, imagination, curiosity, and craft. He has been a leading presence in design as a practitioner, an educator, and a mentor. In 1988, he founded Thirst, a Chicago-based design collaborative devoted to art, function, and authentic human presence. The Communication Design Award is given to an individual or firm for exceptional and exemplary work in graphic or multimedia design.
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Bill's Design Talks: Scott Wilson

Museum director, Bill Moggridge, in conversation with industrial designer, Scott Wilson.
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Chicago Furniture: Art, Craft and Industry 1833–1983

An exhibition of the history of furniture making in Chicago, from the development of mechanization and mass production to design innovations in art furniture. This traveling exhibition was organized by Sharon Darling, Curator of Decorative Arts at the Chicago Historical Society. 
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Recently in Chicago for NeoCon and the the unveiling of the Architecture & Design Galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago. Enjoyed showroom after showroom, despite the dizzying effect of the Merchandise Mart!
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