How do we encourage more females to become industrial designers? Re-posted from GOOD Design, by Alissa Walker, Aug 2010 When I catch wind of a design conference my fingers go scurrying across the keyboard towards the URL. But I don’t go clicking on the glamorous location (usually a hotel ballroom) or the glitzy parties (usually… Read More Women in Industrial Design: Where my ladies at?
By ALICE RAWSTHORN Published: March 6, 2011, New York Times LONDON — It started a month ago when I was asked to compile a list of 20 designers who will influence design in the next decade with Paola Antonelli, senior design curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. After weeks of emailing… Read More The Female Factor: Women at the Drawing Board
Great visit in NYC for Design Week. So much went on. Molecule only caught a glimpse. Between ICFF, the new Wanted Design event, and Cindy Sherman’s exhibition at MoMA, it was a full 4 days. Always biased about Venezuelan talent-as I am Venezuelan. These are Rafael Barrio’s scultptures on Park Avenue, one of many as part… Read More Molecule goes to NYC 2012 Design Week
Written by Nadine Rubin Nathan for Material Connexion, 2012. Marva Griffin, Founder and Curator of Salone Satellite at Salone del Mobile, and International Press Relations of Fondazione Cosmit Eventi from Milan. In 1999 designer Carlo Contin had the idea to arrange a group of uniform spokes into a simple geometric form. The result was an… Read More Marva Griffin, founder of Salone Satellite, Milan, Italy
The Art of Seating, organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville and the Jacobsen Collection of American Art, presents a survey of exceptional American chair design from the early 19th century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in view—the chair as art. Each of… Read More The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design – Traveling Exhibition
Seeing Things / Sori Yanagi’s Everyday Beauty Re-posted from The New York Times Magazine, by Brooke Hodge, January 5, 2011 The Japanese designer Sori Yanagi, who died on Dec. 25 in Tokyo at the age of 96, is best known for his 1956 Butterfly Stool. It is both elegant and utterly simple: two curved pieces of… Read More Sori Yanagi dies at 96
We think this is one of the most clever designs ever! Blow Away Vase, designed for Moooi by Front Design Group, from Sweden, started as a classic Royal Blue Delft porcelain vase. Distorted through using CAD software and animation, as subjected to a directional wind force that reshaped the form, an intricate mold was made to model the… Read More Blow Away Vase, by Front Design Group