Most museums are founded by wealthy philanthropists, and you'd be hard-pressed to find one founded by designers; the amount of capital required to erect or purchase a building and subsequently fill it is simply beyond the reach of most of us Pantone-pushers.
But that's not stopping product designers Sam Aquillano and Derek Cascio, two Massachusetts-based guys who work for Bose and Philips, respectively. Driven by love for their home state, the pair are planning a sort of pop-up version of a museum pushing Massachusetts-based design:
The state is a hotbed of product design, architecture, urban planning, interior design, video game animation, graphic design, and apparel, but Aquillano and Cascio realized that most people outside the design community have no idea that everything from the Swiffer to the video game Rock Band originated here.
...The two 27-year-old designers [decided to] create a nomadic museum that exists in empty storefronts around the state and bring design to retail areas.
Called Design Museum Boston, it's already got a first exhibition scheduled for this fall.
Read the full story here.
via boston dot com