Design for a living world

Experimentals, Installations

Design for a living world


Presented in Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, NY May 2009


Tarazi studio


Abbott Miller, Ellen Lupton

Design team

Yoav Avinoam, Itay Amir, Maayan Hagar, Gil Sheffi, Yasmin Yotam, Adi Zafran


Ten leading designers have been commissioned to develop new uses for sustainably grown and harvested materials in order to tell a unique story about the life-cycle of materials and the power of conservation and design.

The featured designers and places include Yves Behar/Costa Rica; Stephen Burks/Australia; Hella Jongerius/Mexico; Maya Lin/Maine; Christien Meindertsma/Idaho; Isaac Mizrahi/Alaska; Abbott Miller/Bolivia; Ted Muehling/Micronesia; Kate Spade/Bolivia; and Ezri Tarazi/China. On view will be the prototypes, drawings, and finished product created by the designers. The exhibition is co-cura ted by renowned graphic designer Abbott Miller and Ellen Lupton, curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt. This is the debut venue in a national tour of the exhibition, organized by The Nature Conservancy.


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