July 7, 2017

Cranbrook Art Museum Showcases Experimental Design

PVC tables by Jack Craig. Photography courtesy of Jack Craig.

Harry Bertoia, Florence Knoll, and Eero Saarinen are all famous modernist alumni of the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. But they’re not the ones in the spotlight for “Cranbrook: A New Domestic Landscape,” celebrating 21st-century grads and artists-in-residence. On view at the Cranbrook Art Museum through January 14, the exhibition explores the new materials and techniques that designers are experimenting with today. Results include the acid-green Alufoil (Shell Chair) in resin, aluminum, and polystyrene by Christopher Schanck and the Rocking Lump in cardboard pulp and red oak by Michael Neville.

Acid-green Alufoil (Shell Chair) by Christopher Schanck. Photography courtesy of Friedman Benda.
Rocking Lump by Michael Neville. Photography courtesy of Michael Neville.
Untitled (Navy Shroud) by Doug Johnston. Photography courtesy of Patrick Parrish Gallery.
Felt chair by Begüm Cana Ozgür. Photography courtesy of Begüm Cana Ozgür.

> See more from the May 2017 issue of Interior Design



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