TechnoCRAFT Exhibition

TechnoCRAFT Exhibition The Photograph Gallery

Industrial designer Yves Béhar is making his curatorial debut in San Francisco this July in a serious design exhibition referred to as TechnoCRAFT.

Marijn van der Ballot’s Do Hit Chair for Droog

TechnoCRAFT, which might be on exhibit on the Yerba Buena Middle for the Arts in San Francisco, will chart present actions blurring the normal boundary between designer and shopper and take a look at the totally different ways in which shoppers are personalizing design in efforts to say creativity and individuality in an age of mass-manufacturing and mass-consumerism. It’ll additionally discover how an emotional connection to things has been resurrected in people and the way the 2 realms of design and mass manufacturing have mixed to as soon as once more permit for “Design within the Age of Individuality.”

TechnoCRAFT Exhibition in main home furnishings art CategoryMarijn van der Ballot’s Do Hit Chair for Droog

Yves spent 18 months researching the brand new “makers and craftsmen,” from the on a regular basis individual to the tech entrepreneur to the younger curious designer all of whom share a brand new sense of “making” and openness to collaborate whereas working in a extra individualized market.

TechnoCRAFT Exhibition in main home furnishings art CategoryEames hack by Tom Reynolds, Tim Peet, Jared Delorenzo, Alie Thomer, Alexandra Powell, and Andrew McCandlish

Different designers’ current explorations of this development of “shopper turns into designer.” For instance, Tom Dixon experimented with the notion of designers turned producers, shoppers turned designers at this yr’s Milan Furnishings Truthful and ICFF together with his “Flash Manufacturing unit” the place members of his studio assembled the Etch mild — a geometrical, digitally produced mild — on the spot. Additionally, Finnish firm Freedom of Creation’s mission over the previous 10 years has been to make solely what a shopper wants, thus by-passing mass manufacturing and introducing mass-customization. Seems like an amazing exhibition!

What: TechnoCRAFT: Hackers, Modders, Fabbers, Tweakers, and Design within the Age of IndividualityWhen: July 10, 2010 – October three, 2010Where: Yerba Buena Middle for the Arts (YBCA), 701 Mission Road, San Francisco, CA 94103-3138

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