The Sex in Design/Design in Sex exhibit, designed by James Biber and with graphics by Michael Bierut, recently opened at the Museum of Sex in New York.
The show sets out to examine the subconscious, as well as the intended, sexual imagery in design as it is found in the objects we wear, live with and use for erotic pleasure. Design work such as Karim Rashid's multipurpose lounger the Kairotic Karimsutra, Shiri Zinn's quartz crystal dildo Minx and calibrated dilators by Rhett Butler of Kiki de Montparnasse are on view.
The intentionally austere exhibition design of Sex in Design/Design in Sex puts the objects in a context that more closely resembles the Museum of Modern Art's Architecture and Design galleries than the Museum of Sex's previous exhibitions. "This is the first truly uninflected look at these beautiful and occasionally quite strange objects," says Biber. "And they are at their best in the rather deadpan environment we created. They didnâ€™t need any help from us to look sexy."
Sex in Design/Design in Sex
currently on view
Museum of Sex
233 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York