Archive for June, 2010

“Why Design Now?”

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Holland Cotter, staff art critic at the NYT reviews the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial - Thinking Green: Function Over Form. Sadly, no mention of the Eco-Laboratory but who blames him – there’s a ton of amazing design work to chose from.

Eco-Laboratory @ the Smithsonian!

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

The Eco-Laboratory is currently featured in the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s fourth exhibition, entitled “Why Design Now?” This exhibition is part of the National Design Triennial series and will be on view from May 14, 2010 through January 9, 2011. The exhibition explores the work of designers addressing human and environmental problems across many fields of design – from architecture, to product design, fashion, graphics, new media and landscape design. The title, “Why Design Now?” challenges audiences to examine why design thinking is an essential tool for solving some of society’s most urgent problems. (more…)