SHARED-PRACTICE.COM and i4design Media IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THEIR FIRST EVER EXHIBITION EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DESIGNERS AND MANUFACTURERS WITH THE WORKS OF 14 INTERNATIONALLY KNOWN, CHICAGO BASED DESIGN STUDIOS
Exhibition on view June 11-13, 2012 during NeoCon at the Merchandise Mart, Chicago. Booth #7-1048
Shared-Practice will be curating a groundbreaking exhibition of contemporary design at NeoCon 2012, Relationship by Design: Exploring the creative relationship between the designer and the manufacturer Enhanced research capabilities, new distribution channels and crowdfunding encourage many designers to produce their own work, bypassing traditional licensing models. Relationship by Design explores the relationship formed between designer and manufacturer during these self-initiated projects. Innovations in materials, processes and typologies are often the result of designers working closely with manufacturers. Shared-Practice.com is curating this groundbreaking exhibition of contemporary design at NeoCon 2012, exploring the relationship between designers and manufacturers with the works of 14 internationally known, Chicago based design studios. The selection will include a wide range of objects from furniture to tabletop products.
Participating designers / companies: Christopher Gentner / Gentner Design Felicia Ferrone / fferrone design Gabriel Hargrove / ODLCO Jonathan Nesci / HALE Kari Merkl / Merkled Studio Martin Kastner / Crucial Detail Michael W. Dreeben / AKMD Michael Savona / ODLCO Morlen Sinoway Stephanie and Bruce Tharp / Materious Steven Haulenbeek Sung Jang / gregorysung Ted and Sharon Burdett / Strand Design T.J. Thomas and Audra Bielskus / Studio Murmur
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