Shifting Objectives: Design from the M+ Collection
This exhibit is a preview of what's to come for the yet-to-open M+ museum of visual culture. Shifting Objectives includes more than 120 works spanning from 1937 until now that have been acquired, or are in the process of acquisition, by the museum.
Shifting Objectives explores the many concepts and frameworks that have shaped and broadened our understanding of design. Featuring dozens of key objects and works —from mid-twentieth century Japanese furniture, to familiar products from Hong Kong's manufacturing heyday, to drones, 'copied' goods, and digitally-enabled and open-source practices—this groundbreaking show illustrates how design philosophies and practices have changed from the post-Second World War period until now.
From the world's first commercially successful rice cookers (produced by Toshiba) to designs by Charlotte Perriand and nendo to Mao-era propaganda posters to the first release of the emoji in 1999, the museum is already taking a broad approach to collecting. M+ is set to open in 2019, but this exhibit is a great way to preview what's in store.
Red A Lamp Materialised Sketch of a Table