Design by Time exhibition banner, courtesy of the Museum of Craft and Design
Maarten Baas, “Smoke Chandelier” (2002); Burned wood, epoxy finish Height: 21 3/4 inches (55cm); diameter: 25 1/2 inches (65 cm) © Courtesy Moooi
ebastian Brajkovic, ‘Lathe V Chair’ (2008); Bronze, embroidered upholstery 39 3/8 x 38 3/16 x 23 1/4 inches (100 x 97 x 59 cm) © Collection Museum of Arts and Design, New York
Image: Edhv, Architects of Identity, “Time Writers” (2010); Ancient wood, charcoal, paper 23 3/8 x 16 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (59.4 x 42 x 19 cm) (variable) © Courtesy Edhv, Architects of Identity
Glithero, ‘Blueware Tiles’ (2011); Ceramics with cyanotypes of urban weeds 78 3/4 x 110 1/4 inches (200 x 280 cm) © Courtesy Glithero
Diana Scherer, “Exercises in Rootsystem Domestication #25” (2018); Woven plantroots from oats 123 x 42 cm (48 ¼ x 16 ⅜ inches) © Courtesy Diana Scherer
Atelier Mark Sturkenboom, ‘Overgrown’ (2015); Crystals, 14kt-gold-plated brass, aluminum Height: 29 1/2 inches (75 cm); diameter: 15 3/4 inches (40 cm) © Courtesy Atelier Mark Sturkenboom
Jólan van der Wiel, ‘Gravity Tropic Console’ (2015/2018); Magnetic plastic 34 ¼ x 49 ¼ x 21 ½ inches (87 x 125 x 55 cm) © Collection Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York
The Museum of Craft and Design presents the exhibition Design by Time from February 26 until August 15, 2021. It includes work by Dutch designers Atelier Mark Sturkenboom, Maarten Baas, Sebastian Brajkovic, Glithero, Edhv, Diana Scherer, and Jólan van der Wiel. Also featuring work by: Auger-Loizeau; BeatWoven; Hussein Chalayan; Architects of Identity; Front; Marlène Huissoud; Humans since 1982; William Lamson; Mathieu Lehanneur; mischer’traxler studio; Jacob Olmedo; Sebastian Cox Workshop; Studio for Industrial Design; Bartholomäus Traubeck; Nicole Wermers; and Ryan Mario Yasin.
Design by Time explores how the dynamic passage of time can be embodied within design objects. Instead of being stable and obdurate, the works brought together here embody durational movement. Some designers embrace natural and mechanical processes—the growth of plant materials, the pull of gravity, the transformational potential of fire. Some translate temporal activities into visual forms, such as music and drawing. Examples come from many sectors of the design world: textiles, carpets, vessels, lighting fixtures, fashion, clocks, and furniture for example.
Design by Time is the first exhibition to identify and bring together designers whose interest is in expressing the passage of time, a visual expression of life, through the design of objects. They come from across Europe and the US, 22 artists and collaboratives from 8 countries. There are both known and emerging practitioners, including iconic names, such as Maarten Baas and Hussein Chalayan, and recently graduated designers such as Jacob Olmedo.
Featuring work by: Atelier Mark Sturkenboom; Auger-Loizeau; Maarten Baas; BeatWoven; Sebastian Brajkovic; Hussein Chalayan; Edhv, Architects of Identity; Patrick Frey; Front; Glithero; Marlène Huissoud; Humans since 1982; William Lamson; Mathieu Lehanneur; mischer’traxler studio; Jacob Olmedo; Diana Scherer; Sebastian Cox Workshop; Bartholomäus Traubeck; Nicole Wermers; Jólan van der Wiel; and Ryan Mario Yasin.
A publication accompanying the exhibition will be available in the museum store and online at shop.sfmd.org.
Design by Time is organized by the Department of Exhibitions, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, and is curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2-curatorsquared. Additionally, Design by Time is supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
The Museum of Craft and Design’s exhibitions and programs are generously supported by the Windgate Foundation and Grants for the Arts. Additional support is provided by Robyn and John Horn, Hunter Douglas, and Dorothy Saxe.
This is the last stop of a U.S. tour of the Design by Time exhibition. Its inaugural presentation took place at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, Pratt Institute New York City, followed by presentations at the Knoxville Museum of Art, Knoxville, TN; College of Wooster Art Museum, Wooster, OH; the Gregg Museum of Art and Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; and the Columbia Museum of Art, Columbia, SC.
Design by Time is organized by the Department of Exhibitions, Pratt institute, Brooklyn, New York, and is curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2 / curatorsquared. An accompanying exhibition catalogue is available here.