Discovering Latin American design!

1La Ciudad Frondosa, 2011-2012, Chiachio & Giannone. 
Hand embroidery; cotton, rayon, wool. 
Museum purchase with funds provided by Nanette L. Laitman, 2014
. Argentina.

 

“There is no question that the design in Latin America is increasingly dynamic, catalytic, and innovative,” writes Lowery Stokes Sims, William and Mildred Ladson Chief Curator of Museum of Arts and Design. “There is a new generation of designers who manifest a creativity that is concerned not only with the imagining of iconic objects but also with issues of commodification and production, urbanization, displacement, and sustainability. The special character of design in Latin America today is marked by a pervasive interest in collaborating across the genres of art, craft, and design,” Sims adds. The panel on Latin American design moderated by Sims, which was held at WantedDesign 2014, focused on “Engaging Craft and Community.” This subject emerged from the organization of the exhibition, New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America,” which will open at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York on November 4, 2014. More

It’s Summer! Outdoor design at WantedDesign 2014

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Summer is synonymous of enjoyable weather and long days spent outside; friends meet for picnics or for long chats under the shade of plants. If you have a patio, a garden, or a deck or if you just love the summer season and appealing design click here to know more about the selected outdoor pieces from WantedDesign 2014. More

Paris, Marseille and Venezia… our summer picks

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After spending a bit of time in France and Italy, we came back with great visits and discoveries to share that hopefully you can see if you are in Europe.

NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial

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From July 1st to October 12th, 2014, the MAD museum hosts NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, the first in a series of exhibitions examining culture of making in urban communities. On the fourth and fifth floor of the museum, the exhibition showcases the work of more than 100 designers, artists, artisans, and other makers who live and work throughout the five boroughs of New York City. These works were nominated by 300 New York City-based cultural leaders and civic figures, and selected by a panel of ten captained by Murray Moss.

WantedDesign went to visit the NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, and this is a selection of what we think are the highlights. More

Patterns at WantedDesign 2014, between tradition and technology.

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Colors and materials from all around the globe brought a wide variety of patterns at Wanted Design 2014. More