Today, the icons of Modernism are visible everywhere. Eliel Saarinen’s Tulip Chair, the Diamond by Harry Bertoia, Marcel Breuer’s Wassily Chair and Isamo Noguchi’s coffee table are eternally with us as are the designs of Saarinen’s fellow Cranbrook students Charles and Ray Eames. Where are the incubators for the designers of our decade? Which of their works will become icons treasured by the next generation?
Organized by the Museum of Craft and Design with guest curators Kathleen Hanna and Ted Cohen, New West Coast Design 2 (NWCD2) was inspired by the initial 2008 exhibition New West Coast Design which highlighted experimental works in traditional and new materials by artists working in California, Oregon and Washington, including work by Rael San Fratello/Emerging Objects, including the Saltygloo, Drum and the design for the Berkeley-Rupp Prize for Architecture. The show runs October 26, 2013 through January 5, 2014 with a public lecture by Virginia San Fratello and Ronald Rael on Tuesday, October 29 from 7 PM – 8:30.
Exhibition Curators: Kathleen Hanna and Ted Cohen
Exhibition design: Ted Cohen
Additional information: New West Coast Design 2 Exhibit At the Museum of Craft and Design Makes the Everyday Unique