This past January I had the amazing opportunity to curate for Wanted Designs exhibit for the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. Specifically, I curated the San Francisco Bay Areas exhibit for the Wanted Design's: Outside the Box!
Curating has become an exciting addition to my design arsenal and each opportunity I have been given to flex this creative expression has been endlessly rewarding, Outside the Box was, of course, no exception!
Outside the Box featured 11 cities spanning from Los Angeles to Halifax, each city was represented by one curator who had the exciting responsibility of choosing thoughtfully designed objects that reflect the particular resources and makers of their area.
The designers I chose to represent San Francisco were ~
+ Adrian Clutario | www.adrianclutario.com
+ Alice Tacheny | www.alicetacheny.com
+ Fire Road | www.fireroad.us
+ Hannah Quinn | www.hannahbeatricequinn.com
+ Heather Palmer | www.heatherheather.com
+ Materials + Process | www.materialsandprocess.com
+ Melanie Abrantes | www.melanieabrantes.com
+ Most Modest | www.mostmodest.com
+ Silvia Song | www.silviasong.com
San Francisco is a multi-layered city that celebrates its inhabitants differences and diverse backgrounds. Our designers chose to explore unique materials and ways of creating objects through the use of varied craftsmanship and technology. There is a dichotomy at play in this city that is an undercurrent in design, the push and pull of our natural surroundings and our engagement with technology. As designers we have embraced these opposing influences to create work that is as multifaceted as our habitat.