Organized by the Museum of Craft and Design with guest curators Kathleen Hanna and Ted Cohen, New West Coast Design 2 (NWCD2) was inspired by the initial 2008 exhibition New West Coast Design which highlighted experimental works in traditional and new materials by artists working in California, Oregon and Washington.
Now on display are dozens of works chosen for the significant contribution they make to the world of design by expanding on the idea of function, exploiting materials, innovative techniques, or pioneering applications of new technology.
From skateboards and single speed bikes to fashionable water bottles and drinking vessels, furniture, toy houses, 3D designs and lighting fixtures, NWCD2 focuses on the design process itself and how this impulse is manifested by a wide variety of individuals. NWCD2 explores the many facets of contemporary West Coast Design, its artists’ intentions, influences and myriad directions. Works from artists such as Atelier Dion, Maki Aizawa, Candace Crockett, Michael Fox, Andrew Kudless, Madeline Isakson, Alexander Purcell Rodrigues and Tony Marsh will be on display in San Francisco through January 5, 2014.
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94107