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Carla Diana on Embracing the Challenge of Creating a World for Both Humans and Robots

In many ways, the technological future is upon us, but do we really know what it will look like? Designer, author, and educator Carla Diana is working at the intersection of industrial and interaction design to explore the impact of future technologies through hands-on experiments. "Whereas designers typically use form, color, and materials to make an object express some human element...we're entering a time when sound, light, and movement are equally important parts of the creative palette," sh...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Design, Tech, Diana, The New York Times, Marie Curie, Amazon Echo, Designer Profiles, Bruce Sterling, Argo Design, Jared Ficklin, Simon, Georgia Tech, Parsons, University of Texas Austin


Apply for Free Design Education: Cranbrook Launches Full-Tuition Fellowship Program

Cash-strapped creatives who already have a Bachelors: Wouldn't it be fantastic to pursue a graduate design education without having to stress out about the tuition? Well, good news, as today the Cranbrook Academy of Art announced they've launched a new fellowship program with full tuition coverage. Their Director's Fellowship Program has five slots available for the 2019-20 academic year, with potential for renewal for a second year. "We created this program to recognize creative excellence i...
Tags: Design, Design.edu, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Launches Full Tuition Fellowship Program, Susan R Ewing, Cranbrook Academy of Art Cranbrook


The Siren Hotel: A Detroit Landmark with a Musical Soul, Saved from Abandonment

Motor City’s iconic Wurlitzer Building—originally designed by native Detroit architect Robert Finn in 1926—now houses The Siren Hotel, with interiors reimagined and rebuilt by design development firm ASH NYC. Once the headquarters for the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company, importers of woodwind and brass instruments from Europe, the building fell into a period of abandonment (and danger: bricks were falling off of the façade) before its rebirth as the city’s trendiest hotel, with 106 guest rooms, six fo...
Tags: Europe, Books, America, Michigan, Pink, Detroit, Historic, Cooper, Motor City, Northern Michigan, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Remodel & Renovation, Hotels & Lodging, Design Travel, Hotels & Restaurants, Robert Finn


Women artists in conversation: Tiff Massey Q&A [Part II]

Tiff Massey is a young artist whose work ranges from wearable sculpture to large-scale public interventions. In the first of this two-part interview, Massey spoke with Benezit Dictionary of Art editor Kathy Battista about her work as well as her vision for bringing art education to underserved areas of Detroit. In the second part of the interview, Massey speaks about her influences and beginnings as an artist. You can read the first part of the interview here. Kathy: Who were the artists who bec...
Tags: Art, Books, Featured, America, Sculpture, Detroit, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Q&a, MASSEY, Jacob, Eastern Michigan University, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Faith Ringgold, Arts & Humanities, Online products


Women artists in conversation: Tiff Massey Q&A [Part I]

Tiff Massey is a young artist whose work ranges from wearable sculpture to large-scale public interventions. She is the first African-American woman to graduate from Cranbrook Academy of Art’s MFA in Metalsmithing. She cites her influences as ranging from 1980s hip-hop culture and her hometown of Detroit to African art and Japanese fashion. Her work often implicates the viewer or wearer, incorporating them into dialogues about space, as well as racial and gender politics. Massey is a 2015 Kresge...
Tags: Art, Books, Featured, Architecture, Sculpture, Michigan, John, Detroit, Contemporary Art, Modern Art, Knight Foundation, MASSEY, MFA, James L Knight Foundation, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Volterra


Cranbrook's Scott Klinker on Developing Design Culture

For the past 15 years the 3D Design program at the Cranbrook Academy of Art has been led by Scott Klinker. While he understands commercial design–having worked as a designer for Ericsson and IDEO as well as having licensed furniture to Offi, lighting for Fab.com, and accessories for Alessi—he also knows that design can be expanded. As research for a book project on discursive design, we spoke with Scott about design as an expanding discipline and its cultural agency. Below is an excerpt from tha...
Tags: New York, Design, Youtube, China, America, Memphis, Ericsson, Designer Profiles, Ideo, Scott, Alessi, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook, Discursive Design, Bruce Tharp


Florence Knoll, Total Designer

This is the latest installment of our Designing Women series. Previously, we profiled the German modernist designer Lilly Reich. Knoll photographed by Margaret Bourke-White, 1946. Image via the Florence Knoll Bassett papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Florence Knoll* is a one-woman design powerhouse. Not only did she help establish one of America's most influential design companies, she created a new market for modern furniture and a system for promoting designers' work...
Tags: Europe, New York, Design, London, America, Barcelona, New York Times, New Jersey, Metropolis, Cuba, Furniture Design, Designing Women, Interior/exhibition Design, Herman Miller Inc, Architectural Association, Hans


Florence Knoll, Total Designer

This is the latest installment of our Designing Women series. Previously, we profiled the German modernist designer Lilly Reich. Knoll photographed by Margaret Bourke-White, 1946. Image via the Florence Knoll Bassett papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Florence Knoll* is a one-woman design powerhouse. Not only did she help establish one of America's most influential design companies, she created a new market for modern furniture and a system for promoting designers' work...
Tags: Europe, New York, Design, London, America, Barcelona, New York Times, New Jersey, Metropolis, Cuba, Furniture Design, Designing Women, Interior/exhibition Design, Herman Miller Inc, Architectural Association, Hans


The Intersection of Leftovers and Hand-Crafted Furniture

If I had to pick a favorite material, it would be aluminum foil—hands down. Great for everything from perfectly packaging a slice of leftover pizza to creating impenetrable hats and keeping aliens from reading your brain waves, the malleable, silver material is pretty fantastic. Chris Shanck agrees. In fact, it's the mystical material properties of aluminum foil that inspired the Detroit-based designer's ALUfoil Suite, a collection of over 50 pieces of arm chairs, consoles, tables, vases, shelve...
Tags: Design, Materials, Dallas, Jfk, Johnson, Detroit, Tom Ford, Furniture Design, In The Details, Art Deco, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Dealey Plaza, Friedman Benda Gallery


Doin' Work, Flash Interviews With Contemporary Photographers: Ed Panar

Welcome back to Doin' Work: Flash Interviews With Contemporary Photographers. This is a place to celebrate the photographers who inspire me, and present you with an easily digestible bite of their personalities and work. This week's guest is Ed Panar. Panar was born in 1976 in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. He received a MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art, and currently lives in Pittsburgh. His previous publications include, Golden Palms (J&L) and Same Difference (Gottlund Verlag) and Nothing Changes i...
Tags: News, Huffington Post, Pittsburgh, Bertien van Manen, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Johnstown Pennsylvania, Tara Wray


Histoire du design : La série 7TM par Arne Jacobsen

Portrait de l’architecte et designer danois Arne Jacobsen Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971) est certainement l’architecte et designer danois le plus connu au monde. A. Jacobsen était avant tout architecte, mais du grand public il est surtout connu pour son mobilier. Auteur notamment des fameux fauteuils L’œuf et le cygne, le siège Fourmi ainsi que la fameuse série 7TM, qui fait partie des sièges les plus vendus au monde au deuxième moitié du 20ème siècle. Le fauteuil L’œuf Le fauteuil Cygne Pendant...
Tags: Books, New York, Design, Furniture, Bellevue, Paris, Shanghai, Uruguay, Copenhagen, Novo Nordisk, Zaha Hadid, Elle, Vintage, Chair, Calder, Bjarke Ingels Group


Luxury Design as Theater and Digital Craft at the 2016 New York Design Week Satellite Shows

This year's New York Design Week lineup proved the week of festivities have much more to offer than the go-to design fairs. Whether you scoured Brooklyn, downtown, or even way uptown, there were a wide number of shows from designers big and small to enjoy. On top of several small shows, we also saw collaborations from unlikely partners—take for one, how fashion label Hermés and theater director Robert Wilson came together to create a refined furniture collection (presented in an avant-garde and ...
Tags: New York, Design, Bower, Brooklyn, Gallery, Tokyo, Cw, Furniture Design, Homeware, Robert Wilson, Li, Proba, Fernando Mastrangelo, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Digital Craft, Fort Standard


Eight Things You Probably Didn't Know About Ray Eames

"Anything I can do, Ray can do better" —Charles Eames Ray with a cat mask, 1971. All images, unless otherwise noted, are from the Eames Collection, the Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division. Since launching our Designing Women series last year, we've focused on the careers of lesser-known and underappreciated female designers of the 20th century. For the next few weeks, we're going to change gears slightly and pay homage to those women I.D.-ers who did manage to achieve widespread...
Tags: New York, Design, California, Los Angeles, Manhattan, Charles, Museum of Modern Art, St Louis, MGM, Furniture Design, Hans Hofmann, Ray, Moma, Designing Women, Interior/exhibition Design, Eames


What to See at Collective Design This Weekend

Showcasing a series of diverse galleries and exhibitors brought together by their focus on innovation in both vintage and contemporary design, Collective is an important anchor event during the festivities of NYCxDesign. The show does a great job of incorporating site-specific, commissioned installations throughout the fair, allowing for a more in-depth exploration of ideas. This year, Nendo and Cranbrook Academy of Art are the subjects of special spotlight exhibitions that highlight their respe...
Tags: Design, Americas, Bower, Brooklyn, Nendo, Tokyo, Cw, Furniture Design, Wendell Castle, Africa Asia, Proba, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Academy, Fort Standard, NY Design Week, Fort Standard Brooklyn


5 Knoll Designers Everyone Should Know

Knoll Bertoia Two-Tone Side Chairs surround a Saarinen Round Dining Table by Knoll Our Knoll Classics Sale, which offers a 15% reduction (along with complimentary delivery) on some of the most famous furniture designs of the Mid Century era, is as good an occasion as any for revisiting the visionaries behind these objects of desire. Having distinguished themselves with a penchant for imagination, innovation, and singular creative drive, these Knoll luminaries have, over the course of half a cen...
Tags: Florida, New York, Rome, Washington Dc, Yale, Paris, Michigan, Charles, Museum of Modern Art, World Trade Center, Florence, Jfk Airport, Tulip, Modern Furniture, Pei, Richard Schultz


Broadway's N'Kenge to Lead Master Classes, Perform at Cranbrook Academy of Art

Broadway's Darling N'Kenge will bring Motown hits and more in a series of performances and master classes on Monday, January 11, 2016 at the Cranbrook Academy of Art. A friend of Michigan and a protege of Motown's founder Berry Gordy Jr - N'Kenge has performed with Detroit Symphony and has given a solo recital in Muskegon through Columbia Artists Community Concert Series.
Tags: Broadway, Michigan, Muskegon, Kenge, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Berry Gordy Jr N Kenge, Detroit Symphony


Thomas Muller Visits Glendale College

German artist Thomas Muller can add Glendale College to his long lists of exhibitions. Muller participated in the GCC Visiting Artist Lecture Series on Nov. 12 where he talked about his work and his life. He also presented some of his pieces during the presentation. Muller is the first of three contemporary artists of the series. As Muller said, all kinds of things inspire him to do his work. “I go to art galleries and museums pretty regularly, I read a lot,” he said. Drawing and Des...
Tags: Europe, La, United States, Arts and Entertainment, Thomas Muller, Seattle, Ucla, Artist, Glendale College, Evelina Klchyan, Glendale College Art Gallery, Tom, University of Washington, Bey, Cape Town South Africa, Müller