San Francisco Design week 2019 kicks off at the Pier 27 Hub and throughout the Bay Area with a rich program of installations, studio tours, exhibitions and talks tuning with the main theme CommUNITY. We selected 6 highlights on show.
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SF Design Awards 2019
Over 30 award winners and honorable mentions will be announced this year, revealed at the Annual Awards Ceremony at the Opening Night Gala. On show CommUNITY-themedprojects ranging from architecture and interiors to interiors, industrial and user experience design. The accompanying exhibition of award winners will be on display at the Hub for public viewing June 20 – 21.
Over 100 top international designers participate in the CommUNITY exhibition and silent auction curated by studio Mucho. On show, posters, typeface, product, sculpture, motion graphic or artworks highlighting the importance of working together to address pressing issues because one country acting alone cannot improve people’s lives around the world. One example? Australian studio Garbett has created a cotton flag formed by deconstructed national flags to express global unity and an optimistic spirit of celebration.
Shore by Adrien Rovero
Swiss Designer Adrien Rovero has filled place with 120 vibrant blue inflatable two-sided seats to create community gathering space for conversation. The playful and unconventional furnitures are not stools, chairs or benches but something in between. People can easily move them to compose different seating configurations.
Masako Miki’s Mori no Yokai installation
at the Hub/Pier 27, Masako Miki, is debuting her art installation Mori no Yokai (shapeshifters of forest), 2019, Wool on foam, wood, vinyl. The artist recreates a new environment for the sculptures Miki exhibited at Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive early this year.
Marpi’s Nature digital interactive installation
San Francisco-based artist Marpi teams up with Britelite Immersivetocreate interactive designs and build vast digital ecosystems encompassing both environments and creatures. Sound, gestures, and other inputs provide the basis for new forms of life. Marpi works with a small network of designers, technologists, musicians, and creatives.
The Dynamic Minds studio tour series
Influential blogger Diane Dorrans Saeks invites to join exclusive architecture and interior design studio tours including those of Gensler, Foster & Partners, Skidmore, Owings, Merrill, Aidlin Darling Design, ODADA, and Suzanne Tucker. The World of Ken Fulk tour features a rare and inspiring visit to Ken Fulk’s new St. Joseph’s Arts Society, an exclusive tour of the former historic church and Carpenter’s Workshop, not normally open to the public, with a reception and talk to follow.