contemporary

A contemporary wallcovering in the Arts and Crafts tradition


The Oakleaf pattern caught my eye in that it is a contemporary rendering done in a very traditional manner. Its simplicity and monochromatic colorway all speak to the modern, while the vining, intertwining nature, and density of design all speak of master designers from long ago. I like seeing ideas of the past reflected in current designs. Even the handmade nature of the linoleum block-printing hark back to the Arts and Crafts period happening in the late-19th to early-20th centuries.
Marthe Armitage, contemporary, wallcovering, William Morris, england, Arts and Crafts

A perhaps not-so-inviting wallpaper


Zerkalo is a rather surreal image, which challenges the historic associations of wallpaper. As promoted by manufacturers and the media, wallpaper is normally perceived to be warm and inviting, welcoming. Zerkalo keeps the viewer on the edge, as if being watched by the eye on the handbag, which is actually a framed work of art. Miras refers to this as creating "a dialogue between object and subject, a game between the observer and the observed." This imagery draws on mid-19th-century wallpaper designs where trompe l'oeil frames frequently contain printed or painted scenes.
Txell Miras, contemporary, wall coverings, Barcelona

Wallpaper. In 3-D.


Contemporary British designer, Tracy Kendall, challenges the notion that wallcoverings are solely represented in two dimensions. In the White Room, one of her many bespoke three-dimensional wallpapers, is composed of overlapping rectangular sheets of white paper, which are finely hand-stitched onto a white paper backing.
wallcoverings, contemporary, British, Tracy Kendall

4 Questions 4: Anab Jain


The latest in our 4 Questions 4 interview series features Anab Jain, founding partner of Superflux, a collaborative design practice based in Ahmedabad and London. Anab is a designer and entrepreneur who has worked in film, interaction design, and innovation consulting.
anab, jain, superflux, 4q4, 4 Questions 4, Interview, video, contemporary, strategy, consultancy, digital, 21st century

Bill's Design Talks: Graphic Design—Now in Production


Find out how designers today are rethinking the aesthetics, process, and public of graphic design by creating their own software and systems. Join Cooper-Hewitt's Curatorial Director, Cara McCarty, Walker Art Center Curator, Andrew Blauvelt, and interaction designer, Dimitri Nieuwenhuizen, in a lively discussion.
Graphic Design Now in Production, graphic design, contemporary, Exhibition, software, DIY, tech, Governors Island, Andrew Blauvelt, Bill Moggridge, Ellen Lupton, posterwall, lust, nieuwenhuizen, talk, long, panel, bills design talks, wnyc, greene space, New York City, NYC

From Imperial To Contemporary: A Rediscovery of Traditional Austrian Craft and Manufacturing


Thomas Geisler will speak about contemporary design work in Austria, including Viennese tableware, 20th century and contemporary design. Thomas is design curator at the Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Arts (MAK) in Vienna and co-founder of Vienna Design Week which has initiated projects with contemporary designers and local traditional manufactures such as J.&L. Lobmeyr and Augarten porcelain, to protect and reinvent this extraordinary legacy of Viennese crafting skills.
Thomas Geisler, MAK, glassware, tableware, austria, vienna, Museum of Applied Arts, Lobmeyr, Glass, design, imperial, contemporary, vienna design week, 2010, craft, manufacturing, craftsmanship, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Contemporary Architecture and the Legacy of Piranesi


Some of the most significant architects of our era have cited designer and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi's influence on their work. Learn how architects Peter Eisenman, Founder and Principal, Eisenman Architects; Michael Graves, Founder and Principal, Michael Graves & Associates; and Robert Venturi, Principal of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates are inspired by Piranesi's eclectic and imaginative approach to his designs. Stan Allen, Principle of Stan Allen Architect and Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University, moderates the discussion.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Piranesi, Piranesi as Designer, Exhibition, influence, legacy, Architecture, 18th century, Italian, contemporary, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Robert Venturi, Stan Allen, architect, panel, talk, long, public program

Graphic Design—Now in Production


Co-organized by Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and the Walker Art Center, Graphic Design—Now in Production explores some of the most vibrant sectors and genres of graphic design today.
graphic design, exhibitions, Graphic Design Now in Production, Governors Island, Ellen Lupton, Andrew Blauvelt, contemporary
,

Design USA: Contemporary Innovation


Design USA celebrates the accomplishments of the winners honored during the first 10 years of the prestigious National Design Awards. The exhibition features outstanding contemporary achievements in American architecture, landscape design, interior design, product design, communication design, corporate design, interaction design, and fashion.
Design USA, National Design Awards, exhibitions, contemporary, Architecture, landscape design, interior design, product design, Communication Design, corporate design, Interaction Design, fashion design, ch:exhibition=35350967
,

Tonight! Thomas Geisler


Water carafes decorated with the outlines of Austrian lakes, rivers and glaciers, designed by Mark Braun for Lobmeyer. Exhibited at Vienna Design Week 2010. Tonight at the Cooper-Hewitt, Thomas Geisler will speak about contemporary design work in Austria, including Viennese tableware, 20th century and contemporary design.
Thomas Geisler, contemporary, austria, vienna, Viennese, tableware, 20th century, Museum of Applied Arts, Contemporary Arts, MAK, vienna design week, public program talk

Pages