Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined

ORGANIZER AND DATES
Georgetown University Art Galleries, Washington, D.C.
October 3 – December 15, 2019

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Arizona
February 1 – May, 24, 2020

Summer/Fall 2020
AVAILABLE

DESCRIPTION
As the state of our environment is one of the most urgent issues we face, in fall 2019 the gallery will present Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined, the first exhibition to recognize designers’ bold and inventive responses to the current state of our natural environment in designs that re-imagine discarded materials and waste into handsome and useful products. There are many examples of designers’ inventive up-cycling, as they turn mundane cast-off plastic containers into useful products. Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined, however, recognizes a more extreme and inventive kind of thinking. In a religious context, transfiguration is “a complete change of form or appearance into a more beautiful or spiritual state.” Similarly, these 30 inventor/designers from across the globe are effecting more radical transformations. From building materials to home furnishings and fashion accessories, these newly developed designs can seamlessly fit into our lives. Some works are prototypes and proposals; others are in production and ready for the marketplace; all point us toward approaches to design that recognize and address the state of our environment. Some designs are prototypes and proposals; others ready for the marketplace; all point us toward approaches to design that recognize and address the state of our environment. We have organized the work into two sections:
Self: garments, handbags, shoes, accessories
Surroundings: furniture, flooring materials, dishes, glassware, vessels

DESIGNERS
Kosuke Araki, Japan; Bentu, China; Oksana Bondar, United Kingdom; Dutch Invertuals, Netherlands; Edhv, Architects of identity, Netherlands; Simón Ballen Botero, Colombia/Netherlands; Jesper Eriksson, United Kingdom; Liselore Frowijn, Netherlands/Carmen Hijosa, Spain/United Kingdom; Fransje Gimbrère, Netherlands; Kodai Iwamoto, Japan; Charlotte Kidger, United Kingdom; Sinae Kim, Korea; Fernando Laposse, Mexico/United Kingdom; Majstudio, Netherlands; Malai, India; Christien Meindertsma, Netherlands; Kirstie van Noort, Netherlands; RED, United Kingdom; Sophie Rowley, Germany; James Shaw, United Kingdom; The Shellworks, United Kingdom; Laura Strambi, Italy; Studio Agne, Netherlands; Studio Formafantasma, Italy/Netherlands; Studio Nienke Hoogvliet, Netherlands; Studio Roosegaarde, Netherlands; Studio Swine, United Kingdom; Universidad del Istmo, Guatemala; Vij5/Studio/Mieke Meijer/Floris Hovers/Studio rENs, Netherlands; Dirk Vander Kooij, Netherlands
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FOR BOOKING/TOUR INFORMATION CONTACT
Ginger Duggan  ginger@curatorsquared.com 407.227.2565
Judy Fox  judy@curatorsquared.com 617.640.4037
Al Miner  albey.miner@georgetown.edu 202.687.9192

 

 

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