Editor-in-Chief of Surface magazine
I've had the fortunate opportunity to guest curate a series of public programs at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York called "The Home Front." Through talks and open studios, people from throughout the design community -- including architects, gallerists, designers, journalists, and critics -- can talk about the state of American contemporary furniture. Multiple publications are sponsoring the series, each tackling the problem from different angles. Is the American consumer not receptive to contemporary design, and therefore don't support it enough? Do we need more state support for the design industries? What can the average design professional do to help? Or is nothing wrong at all?
If you were granted three wishes to help American contemporary furniture and related design, what would they be and why?
Dominique gave the final word
I wish for greater responsibility from corporations with
built-environment and design influence to uphold a moral code toward
design integrity. This means a greater understanding by companies such
as Starwood or Hilton Hotels about the moves that are being made by
their design teams across the country, and how those moves are
teaching and influencing their patrons. This extends as well to these
companies making a conscious effort to advocate for the specification
of relevant design products for these properties, not simply turning
to imitations or ‘inspired’ pieces, often strange medleys of various
Friday, February 4 at 11:49am
Selected list of words appearing in this and other conversations.