Part of The Washington, DC International Design Festival; Presented in collaboration with Apartment Zero; Curated by Apartment Zero co-owner Douglas Burton.
What makes an object useful, engaging and beautiful? What is it about a distinct design that conveys calm, wonder and excitement in the user and helps us recall a moment in time? Artisphere and Apartment Zero have teamed up to present the Washington, DC International Design Festival, a free three-month long multi-disciplinary celebration of design, featuring the exhibition The Next Wave: Industrial Design Innovation in the 21st Century, curated and produced by Apartment Zero co-owner Douglas Burton.
The Next Wave is a 4,000 square foot exhibition exploring innovation in product design from Spain, Italy, Belgium, the U.K., Scandinavia and the United States spanning the last 13 years. Featuring one-offs, prototypes and pieces in production concentrating on the areas of eco-friendly design, functionality and minimalism, the conceptual and the avant-garde, over 100 objects will be on view, ranging from lighting, furniture, textile, and product, to electronics, housewares, tools and interactive design.
Kettal Maia relax armchair will be there!
Photographer: Morgan Howarth www.morganhowarth.com
Special thanks: Douglas Apartment Zero