consumerism

DesignBoost NYC: Andrea Ruggiero


DesignBoost NYC was a two-day design conference held at Cooper-Hewitt in June 2011. Thirteen speakers specializing in everything from biomechanics to filmmaking addressed the conference's theme, "Design Beyond Design" in this series of short talks.
DesignBoost, 2011, conference, Design beyond Design, Andrea Ruggiero, Designer, consumption, consumer, consumerism, preconsumer, overconsumer, postconsumer, typologies, talk, long

Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office


This exhibition takes a critical look at the household and office objects marketed to and used by women, including telephones, typewriters, desks, washing machines, vacuums, and irons are displayed. Oral histories, advertisements, photographs, and film stills contribute to the narrative.
women, housewares, Industrial Design, product design, consumerism, advertising, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350043

Packaging the New: Design and the American Consumer, 1925-1975


More than 200 objects including drawings, products, packaging, and advertising trace the history of "the new.” Works by industrial designers Donald Deskey, Walter Dorwin Teague, Raymond Loewy, and Henry Dreyfuss are on display, as well as a recreation of a 1928 Saks Fifth Avenue window, a 1950s supermarket, and a 1960s Formica kitchen. A “Hall of Obsolescence” features a series of toasters that consumers purchased and re-purchased annually, despite only minor, superficial style "improvements."  
20th century, Industrial Design, housewares, Donald Deskey, Walter Dorwin Teague, Raymond Loewy, Henry Dreyfuss, consumerism, product design, exhibitions, packaging, advertising, ch:exhibition=35349859