Design for a living world | Diseño para un mundo viviente

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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-curated 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.

Diez grandes diseñadores fueron comisionados para desarrollar nuevos usos de materiales crecidos y cultivados sustentablemente en orden de contar una historia unica acerca del ciclo de vida de tales materas y el poder de conservación del diseño. Los diseñadores y lugares representados incluyen a 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. En exhibición están incluidos los prototipos, dibujos y productos termindados.  La co-curaduría corrió a cargo del diseñador grafico Abbott Miller y Ellen Lupton. The Nature Conservacy hace así su debut para después comenzar un tour  nacional con esta exhibición.

Via: Smitshonian, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

You can also buy the book and watch the interviews.

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