Zoe Coombes, “Dirt from Glass Cages”

http://www.vimeo.com/50632253

Morfina door handle in its mold (photo by Mike Garten)

Zoe Coombes will speak about her experiences working in the world of contemporary furniture design. Reflecting on both the rate of change within digitized production, and the all-too-contemporary question of how best to learn from the past, Zoe’s talk will pose questions about the future of work and desire in a robotized age.

Zoe Coombes is the co-founder of Cmmnwlth, the studio name under which she and her partner David Boira produce furniture, art and that which lies between. Zoe received her Masters degree in Architecture from Columbia University and shortly thereafter began working at the smaller, more detailed scale of furniture. Dedicated to an investigation of contemporary tools and their intersection with craft-based processes of production, the studio has been commissioned by culture-driven clients such as Issey Miyake, Warp Records and the Museum of Modern Art, and currently designs for the American furniture label, MatterMade.

The Fall 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. Registration is required.

Event Information

When: 25 Sep 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Where: SVA MFA Design Criticism Department, 136 West 21 Street, 2nd Floor
Price: Free and open to the public

Reader Comments

  1. Kathy Schnapper
    11 Aug 2012

    Eagerly looking forward to another season of outstanding design lectures. By opening your talks to the public with this series of lectures, the D-Crit program at SVA has made a significant contribution to the conversation about great design and its impact on the overall quality of our lives. Thank you!

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