What is the Future of Furniture? PART I
Sep
14
to Oct 29

What is the Future of Furniture? PART I

What is the future of furniture? If you are looking for answers, you have arrived at the wrong destination.

We can only imagine what the future of furniture will be. But we know what drives the evolution of design — the shifts that push us to re-evaluate the functional objects we bring into our world. The cycle of industry and technology, new demands on function, shifting perceptions of space: environmentally, culturally, communally, domestically, personally…

For our 2019/2020 exhibition series, we present designers, works, and ideas that explore different aspects of these foundational shifts. Examining the possibilities of what the future of furniture could be.

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Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

What is the Future of Furniture? PART I

What is the future of furniture? If you are looking for answers, you have arrived at the wrong destination.

We can only imagine what the future of furniture will be. But we know what drives the evolution of design — the shifts that push us to re-evaluate the functional objects we bring into our world. The cycle of industry and technology, new demands on function, shifting perceptions of space: environmentally, culturally, communally, domestically, personally…

For our 2019/2020 exhibition series, we present designers, works, and ideas that explore different aspects of these foundational shifts. Examining the possibilities of what the future of furniture could be.

So, we will be presenting you with more questions than answers!

All these questions are embodied within the beautiful, provoking innovative furniture and objects curated for each part in the series. Truly collectible design that represents today’s hope for a brighter future.

Here is to a new season of forward thinking furniture.

PART I

We examine prototypes and objects from Cody Norman and Alanis McNier and a transmuting environment from zuckerhosen.

Challenge your assumptions of defining space, tactility, and just what robots have to do with hand craftsmanship.

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May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Chiaroscuro

A design exhibition featuring functional works by Detroit-based artists and designers exploring the pivotal art historical technique of contrasting light and dark to achieve a sense of volume, depth and dimension in compositions. Through the pairing of objects that reflect the concept of chiaroscuro, NEXT:SPACE presents a world emboldened by striking contrasts and reflects on the power of balance in creating meaningful spaces. Exhibition runs through June 15, 2019.

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Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Lighting Concepts

Introducing bespoke lighting from a curated group of Detroit designers. From chandeliers to sconces to table lamps, each lighting concept represents a unique collection from each designer. Illuminate your spaces with forward thinking design - and we cannot think of a better way to brighten up a dreary month.

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Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

SHAPE: MEAT+POTATOES

Part of the SHAPE Exhibition + Design Talk Series. Join us with TOM GIBBS STUDIO and Kyle Huntoon as we discuss the practice of designing staple and heirloom furniture. And learn what meat and potatoes have to do with furniture.

View the Meat + Potatoes Collection of contemporary and mid-century design.

Talk begins at 7P.

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SHAPE: Material Experimentation
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

SHAPE: Material Experimentation

Part of the SHAPE Exhibition + Design Talk Series: Join us with TOM GIBBS STUDIO and Elizabeth Leah Born + Mario Francois Isenmann of zuckerhosen and other guest speakers in examining the role of material experimentation in the evolution of furniture design through time.

View the Material Experimentation Collection of contemporary and mid-century furniture.

Talk begins at 7P. 

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zuckerhosen Solo Exhibition
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

zuckerhosen Solo Exhibition

Our showroom re-opens with the eponymous zuckerhosen exhibition, debuting the first collection from the experimental studio art and design duo.

Featuring bespoke, one-of-a-kind, seating, tables, lighting and wall pieces, the zuckerhosen Solo Exhibition, presents 'modern partial artifacts'. Through the experimentation of materials including steel, clay, glass, wood, leather, gold and metal leaf, the provoking forms of zuckerhosen simultaneously recall feelings of the familiar and unknown. Viewing and contemplating each ethereal object, the collector transforms into an archeologist, feeling as though artifacts from a lost culture have been unearthed - their intended use and meaning somehow obscured. 

(Photo: ‘Chariot’ Cocktail Table. Collection of Gretchen and Ethan Davidson. Photo by PD Rearick.

 

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SHAPE
Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

SHAPE

'SHAPE: Defining furniture in Michigan's design legacy' opens at the Shinola Flagship Store in Midtown, Detroit as part of Detroit's Month of Design. SHAPE is a part of the Michigan Design Icons Series produced by NEXT:SPACE and TOM GIBBS STUDIO and features a selection of mid century and contemporary furniture curated around five practices of good design. Discover more on our eventbrite page.  

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