Zoe Coombes

Dirt from Glass Cages

Tuesday 25 September, 2012
6pm, $0

School of Visual Arts, Design Criticism
136 West 21 Street, Floor 2

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Zoe Coombes will speak about her experiences working in the world of contemporary furniture design. Reflecting on both the rate of change within digitized production, and the all-too-contemporary question of how best to learn from the past, Coombes’ talk will pose questions about the future of both work and desire in a robotized age.

Zoe Coombes is the co-founder of Cmmnwlth, the studio name under which her and her partner David Boira, produce furniture, art and that which lies between. She received her Masters degree in Architecture from Columbia University and shortly thereafter began working at the smaller, more detailed scale of furniture. Dedicated to an investigation of contemporary tools and their intersection with craft-based processes of production, the studio has been commissioned by culture-driven clients such as Issey Miyake, Warp Records and the Museum of Modern Art, and currently designs for the American furniture label, MatterMade.

The Fall 2012 Design Criticism MFA Lecture Series is open to the public. You are warmly invited to attend our lectures, to see our new department and to meet with speakers, faculty members and students over a drink.
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