Jonathan Olivares, “Working with Jonathan Olivares”

A self-described autodidact, Jonathan Olivares will discuss the process and thinking behind three of his office’s projects: A Taxonomy of Office Chairs published by Phaidon Press; Smith, a multi-purpose home-office cart designed for Danese Milano in 2007; and the exhibition “Useless: An Exploded View,” curated and designed for the EXD design Biennial in Lisbon. Jonathan Olivares’ multi-disciplinary practice comprises industrial design, research, writing, and exhibition design. The office has designed furniture for Danese Milano and Knoll Inc. and exhibitions for Nouveau Musée National Monaco, CENTRO Diseño Cine Television in Mexico City, and the EXD design Biennial in Lisbon. Research projects have included a survey of the American furniture industry for Domus, an installation explaining some of the spatial effects of mobile devices for the 2010 St. Étienne Design Biennial, and a four-year investigation of office chairs which culminated in the book A Taxonomy of Office Chairs (Phaidon Press, 2011).

The Spring 2012 Design Criticism MFA Lecture Series is open to the public. You are warmly invited to attend our lectures, to see our new department and to meet with speakers, faculty members and students over a drink.

Space is limited; Register here.

Event Information

When: 7 Feb 2012, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Where: MFA Design Criticism Department, School of Visual Arts, 136 West 21 Street, 2nd floor
Price: Free and open to the public

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