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Michela O’Connor Abrams, President, Dwell Media presents the New Face of Affluence, a study on emerging trends, shifting attitudes, and changed purchase behaviors of the “new affluents”. The results illustrate the reach and influence of the affluent design-centric consumer and the impact their purchasing power has on making or breaking brands across all industries. We learn which brands exemplify “good design” as defined by them. We put social media under the microscope in this year’s survey, looking closely at how they use social media, and what impact marketers can expect from their social media efforts. Lastly, we ask them to explore “authenticity” by defining it for us and identifying which brands they perceive as authentic. Sponsored by Miele.
This panel will discuss the role of women in the design industry and how a female perspective helps to define modern design today. Critic Alexandra Lange will moderate a panel of award-winning female architects—including Galia Solomonoff, Claire Weisz of WXY Design, and Marion Weiss of Weiss/Manfredi—on their experiences in a male-dominated field and how the gender landscape has changed since the start of their own careers. Plus, we’ll take a barometer reading on Architect Barbie: How do pink and blue toys influence gender stereotypes for future designers? Sponsored by Vitra.
Brooklyn Design Panel Discussion with Andrew Tarlow and Friends at the Wythe Hotel 6:30–8:30 p.m., Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, $20
Restaurateur Andrew Tarlow, architect Morris Adjmi and designer Stefanie Brechbuehler of Workstead discuss the changing face of Brooklyn. The minds behind the Wythe, the first boutique hotel this side of the East River, examine the gentrification of the neighborhood of Williamsburg and how it has paved the way for a new breed of design-centric high-end developments in Brooklyn. Moderated by Wendy Goodman, New York magazine.
ON-TYPE: Texts on Typography, on view at the Bauhaus Archive from May 8 to August 5, 2013, is an interactive exhibition conveying milestones from the history of typography over more than 100 years.
The exhibition will offer a multisensory experience of the way in which one font is never equivalent to another. It will present classics of type design from the twentieth century, such as Bauhaus and Swiss typography, as well as postmodern standpoints and topical examples.
ON-TYPE: Texts on Typography will gather together central theories, manifestos and stocktaking accounts of twentieth-century typography in the German-speaking countries and will present font patterns and insider typography magazines.
The central figures involved and important debates in the history of typography are also introduced - such as debates about legibility, about writing with small initial letters in German, and on the effects of digitization.