1014 invites Jochen Eisenbrand, Chief Curator at the Vitra Design Museum in Weil am Rhein, to present the museum’s current exhibition Plastic: Remaking Our World during NYCxDESIGN in New York City. After an introduction of the exhibition topics, the curator will discuss the rise and fall of a material that has been elemental to the design world and become a symbol of modernity as well as its shortcomings. Featuring Lola Ben-Alon, Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP, and Charlotte McCurdy, an award-winning designer and researcher.
Plastics have shaped our daily lives like no other material: from packaging to footwear, from household goods to furniture, from automobiles to architecture. A symbol of carefree consumerism and revolutionary innovation, plastics have spurred the imagination of designers and architects for decades.
Location and time:
1014 5th Avenue, New York, NY
May 12, 2022 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM (EST)
Registration required: https://www.1014.nyc/events/vitra-plastic-remaking-our-world