Saturday, 11 September 2010

Techno-Craft curated by Yves Behar

Studiomama showing July 10–October 10, 2010

at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco.

Techno-Craft explores how the boundary between the role of the designer and the consumer is disappearing.

The history of design and craft began with individuals making what they could not afford to buy, which created a deep and personal connection between owner and object. With the Industrial Revolution this tradition of craft disappeared as people became enamored with the abundance and affordability of mass-produced, high quality goods. With this, came the rise of cultural sameness and a loss of individual connection to objects.