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Museum of Arts & Design (MAD) in New York City Event

Postby maxthebeetle » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:54 pm

Hello everyone. Just a heads up for those of you in the NYC area.

As part of the launch of the all new Volkswagen CC, Volkswagen and Slate will host a panel discussion at the new Museum of Arts & Design (MAD) in New York City. The Museum of Arts & Design is the country’s leading cultural institution dedicated to exploring the creative processes of contemporary artists and designers from around the world.

Volkswagen will be providing a display vehicle for the museum lobby and we are coordinating flying in key members of the design team and design materials that were instrumental in this new, beautifully designed vehicle.

Panel Content: For an inside look at how architecture is reshaping the world of design, Slate is hosting a multimedia conversation between one of the foremost architecture critics, Witold Rybczynski and the designers behind some the world’s most high profile buildings in the world. While the panel is still open we are looking at people such as Renzo Piano (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York Times building, Art Institute of Chicago) or Bruce Fowle (Conde Nast, Reuters).

The scheduled date for the event is 3/25/2009. But i will post more as the panel is finalized.

I hope to be able to offer up some tickets to the event as well. If you happen to blog or write in the arcitecture space and would like to attend, please contact me directly and i will try to make it happen.

Thanks, and i hope to see you there!

-John "Max the Beetle"
VW Brand Advocate
"A feat of German Engineering that's also a Work of Art"
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Museum orf Arts and Design Event (Updated)

Postby maxthebeetle » Fri Feb 27, 2009 9:03 pm

Location: Museum of Art & Design / New York, NY

Panel & Reception - Panel Topic: "What's Next for Design?" - Industries of all sorts flourished during the boom and are now looking forward and deciding how to reinvent themselves for our new era.

Date: Thursday, March 26 @ 7PM

Panel Participants

Moderator (confirmed)

Adam Gopnik

A writer for the New Yorker since 1986, Adam Gopnik has come to be known as one of the preeminent, wittiest, and most charming interpreters of contemporary life writing today. Known for being an expert on New York and visual culture. His recent essays have tackled subjects ranging from the state of New York department stores ("like luxury liners becalmed in a lagoon"), to menus of long-gone restaurants ("a lovely paper monument to hope"), to busyness ("our art form, our civic ritual"). But before New York, there was Paris. For five years, he and his family lived in this city of myth and history, of bureaucracy and beauty, and for five years he chronicled their daily delights and exasperations to suggest larger truths about France, America, and culture in general. From these essays he compiled the bestseller Paris to the Moon (2000), which has been described as "the finest book on France in recent years."

Panelists (still being confirmed)

Michael Beirut - Pentagram Designer

Michael Bierut was born in Cleveland, Ohio and studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Prior to joining Pentagram as a partner in 1990, he was vice president of graphic design at Vignelli Associates.
At Pentagram, Michael is responsible for leading a team of graphic designers who create identity design, environmental graphic design and editorial design solutions. He has won hundreds of design awards and his work is represented in several permanent collections including: the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York; the Library of Congress in Washington, DC; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA); the Denver Art Museum; the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg, Germany; and the Museum für Gestaltung in Zürich, Switzerland.

Jonathan Adler - Furniture Designer

Jonathan Adler's fresh, modern ideas about interior design found their outlet in a mini-empire he oversees in New York City. Adler entered the market as a potter, making high-end, hand-crafted ceramics that soon won over an impressive roster of style-conscious celebrities and tastemakers. In 2004, his full range of home furnishings—from bed linens to tableware—joined his already-successful furniture line.

Grace Bonney - Design Blogger

design*sponge is a daily website dedicated to home and product design run by Brooklyn-based writer, Grace Bonney. Launched in August of 2004, Design*Sponge features store and product reviews, sale and contest announcements, new designer profiles, trend forecasting and store/studio tours. In addition, Design*Sponge features a unique section dedicated to covering student design, national and international design shows.

Grace Bonney has a unique angle on the industry, working as a freelancer with top publications like House and Garden, New York Home, Food and Wine, Better Homes and Gardens, CITY Magazine, Time Out New York Kids, Archinect, The New York Post, Everyday with Rachael Ray and others. In addition, she writes a weekly design column for the Philadelphia Inquirer and has worked as Style Editor of HGTV's Ideas Magazine.

Jonathan Hoefler - Typography Designer

Since 1989, Jonathan Hoefler helped some of the world's foremost publications, corporations, and institutions develop their unique voice through typography. His body of work includes some of the world's most famous designs, typefaces marked by both high performance and high style.

Ahmad Sardar-Afkhami - Architect
Awaiting Biography

As mentoned in the earlier post. If you are in the NYC area, and might like to attend, i might be able to make it happen. Ideal attendees love architecture and design and also are willing to blog or twitter about the event.

Let me know...

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