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Textile, 2002-14-3, 1947
Campagna
Campagna, likely named after the designer Angelo Testa’s friend, Paul Campagna, epitomizes Testa’s design vocabulary. Designed in 1947 for Knoll Associates, Campagna utilizes Testa’s preferred linear and geometric forms, commonly associated with his Bauhaus training. The hard edges of the concentric rectangles in this textile, however, have been softened by their appearance of being almost...
Bill’s Design Talks: Scott Wilson
Museum director, Bill Moggridge, in conversation with industrial designer, Scott Wilson.
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...
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.
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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Crown Fountain 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! Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger’s innovative new Antenna Workspace was the center of attention at Knoll. Celebratory dinner in the...
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 Mrs.O.org 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...