Cranbrook Art Museum Showcases Experimental Design
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.