George Nelson: Local Connection, Personal Recollection

On Oct. 12, members of Design West Michigan and Kendall College of Art and Design students and faculty boarded a bus for a trip to Bloomfield Hills and the Cranbrook Academy of Art to see the George Nelson Exhibit.

Herman Miller’s former design director, George Nelson, created some of the most iconic, modernist furniture of the 20th century. Nelson was responsible for the production of a number of furnishings and interior designs that became modern classics, including the Coconut Chair (1956), the Marshmallow Sofa (1956), the Ball Clock (1947) and the Bubble Lamps (1952 onwards). Organized by the Vitra Design Museum, the exhibition is the first comprehensive retrospective of Nelson’s work. › Read More

The Difference Between Art & Design

On September 6, Design West Michigan in collaboration with ArtPrize, held a panel discussion, “The Difference between Art & Design.” Moderator was Susan Szenasy, Editor-in-Chief of Metropolis magazine, and the panelists were Andrew Blauvelt, Design Director and Curator, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, and Joseph Rosa, Director, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor. › Read More

TedX Macatawa

TEDx Macatawa is here. Our theme is “Do More Good”. We have assembled local “Doing Leaders “ to share their stories, ideas, hopes and dreams. It’s our belief that adventurous, passionate people are creating a collective “Good” in our community through the confluence of Technology, Entertainment and Design.

Do More, Be More.
Come with us. It’s Good!
Cost: $20.12 (audience curated, invite only, lunch included)
When: March 8th, 2012 8AM-5:30PM (after party at 5:45PM. Location to be announced)
Where: Knickerbocker Theater Holland, MI

This is an invitation only event. People that are interested in going will need to fill out and application request located on the “attend” of the website.