The show has come to an end (for now, wink-wink), and thanks to our hugely talented participants, it has been a smashing success. Hundreds attended the opening at Studio-X, and we got a fantastic reaction from both the design community and the media—Core77, Wallpaper, Artinfo, Fast Company, NYT’s The Moment—to name a few. A few press links after the jump.
To celebrate Design Week and ICFF in New York, we’ve invited designers, artists, and other talents to create original works that meditate on issues of sustainability, wastefulness, and of course, disposability.
Visit InDisposed at Studio-X in Soho: 180 Varick Street, Suite 1610, NYC. 10AM – 6PM. Open until next Wednesday, closed Sunday.
Keep an eye on this space for updates! And click on each designer’s name (right) for more background on individual pieces.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
An off-site design exhibition taking place in New York during the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF), InDisposed highlights the twin dichotomies that define contemporary design today: sustainability versus wastefulness, and preciousness versus mass production.
To help spark a thoughtful and lively dialogue about these issues, we invited visionary thinkers in a range of media—from furniture and graphic designers to fine artists and musicians—to envision an eco-friendly design that addresses notions of disposability, waste, and/or wastefulness.
We challenged them to create pieces that are made from environmentally sustainable materials, portable (considering the object’s intended use), able to be disposed of in a responsible and convenient way, and conceivably able to be mass-produced. At the end of the show, all pieces will be ceremoniously recycled, upcycled, composted, or otherwise responsibly disposed of.
The show will take place at Studio-X, a Soho extension of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, open to the public from 10 AM to 6 PM daily, Monday through Saturday.
Participating designers (as of May 6, 2009)
· Ate Atema of Atema Architecture (New York City)
· Tom Chiu of Flux Quartet in collaboration with David First (Brooklyn, NY)
· Liz Kinmark and Kegan Fisher of Design Glut (New York City)
· Adrian Kondratowicz (Berlin and New York City)
· Paul Loebach and Christopher Specce (New York City)
· Kevin Patrick McCarthy (Beacon, NY)
· Jeff Miller (New York City)
· Takeshi Miyakawa (New York City)
· Andrea Ruggiero (New York City)
· Carlos Salgado of Scrapile (Brooklyn, New York)
· Isaac and Jaime Salm of MIO, with Lorenzo Buffa, Melissa MacNair, and Megan Talley (Philadelphia, PA)
· Situ Studio (Brooklyn, New York)
· So Takahashi of Heads, Inc. (Oslo, Norway, and New York City)
· Suzanne Tick (New York City)
· RedStr Collective with Chris Cao (Brooklyn, New York)
· Tobias Wong (New York City)
For more information, contact indisposednyc (at) gmail (dot) com.