Design goes south: Tomorrow Houston's Barbara Davis Gallery opens the Imperative Design exhibition (furniture and industrial design), while Houston's Contemporary Arts Museum launches the Design Life Now show as part of the Cooper-Hewitt's US National Design Triennial.
Imperative Design will feature new furniture and product work by its curator, renowned designer Lauren Rottet, as well as Ross Lovegrove, Greg Lynne, Arik Levy and Zaha Hadid.
The Design Life Now show will cover experimental projects, emerging ideas, major buildings, new products and media that were at the centre of contemporary culture from 2003 to 2006. The triennial aims to present the most innovative American designs from the prior three years in a variety of fields including product design, architecture, furniture, film, graphics, new technologies, animation, science, medicine and fashion.
On show will be the work of 87 designers and design-led companies, ranging from Apple, architect Santiago Calatrava and Nike to designers such as Joshua Davis, Jason Miller and David Wiseman.