We’re happy to share the second rebroadcast of 2021 from our Design Conversations Lecture Collection partnership with The Vignelli Center for Design Studies. Designer Marissa Brown’s profession is peppered with unbelievable experiences, and her profession speaks to a long-standing dialogue between design and craft. On this speak, Brown revisits the significance of craft within the early years of her profession and the way it knowledgeable her design course of. As new instruments circulation into the business to expedite design, she examines how she preserves craft in a course of that more and more separates the hand from the work.
Watch – and ensure you stick round for the Q&A!
Marissa Brown went from Rhode Island Faculty of Design (RISD) to Dakota Jackson as Artistic Director of his luxurious customized furnishings studio, after which on to her personal studio, Brown Graves, after which instructing. Ultimately, Brown turned VP Design Director for Martha Stewart Dwelling Omnimedia, the place she designed and managed furnishings throughout quite a lot of residence and residing areas. Brown managed groups of designers to reply to large-scale manufacturing whereas navigating licensed partnerships for Macy’s, The Residence Depot, Bernhardt, Staples, Residence Decorators Assortment and others. In 2018, Brown turned the primary feminine director of design within the 120-year historical past of Stickley, a historic hardwood-furniture firm outdoors Syracuse, N.Y. There, Brown has labored intently with hardwood specialists and craftspeople on the manufacturing unit flooring to comprehend lots of of items she personally designed.
When you preferred this lecture, try the earlier rebroadcasts here.
To be taught extra about The Vignelli Center for Design Studies at RIT, they’ve launched digital entry to the archives via Google Arts & Culture, becoming a member of over 2000 cultural establishments from all over the world. The preliminary launch consists of practically 900 excessive decision photos of artifacts from the archives in order that now anybody with entry to the Web and Google Arts & Tradition can search the Vignelli archives or browse it by coloration or chronological order. Very thrilling!
This lecture sequence is made attainable partially by the generosity of RIT Alumnus, Chris Bailey and Bailey Model Consulting.
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