If you're in New York this Thursday, The New School is hosting a free panel discussion comparing the cultural differences and similarities between managing a design practice in New York and Paris.
This panel discussion will bring together four significant mid career product design studios, two based in Paris and two based in New York City. Each studio is known for meaningful and extraordinarily well crafted and detailed products, small firms who from a distance create things that may look everyday, but upon examination communicate subtle intelligence and uncommon sensitivity to our daily experience.
Paris and New York share histories of liberty, luxury, poverty, immigration, and national identity. Through the lens of their respective metropolis, the panelists will explore cultural difference and likeness through a series of questions on themes including the modernist promise, the disappearing middle class, future thinking and daily practice.