Channeling Nature By Design

Exhibition, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, US.

Until July 16, 2017
Our ever-changing relationship with nature as seen through the eyes of designers: from the botanical wallpaper of William Morris to the streamlined cutlery of Zaha Hadid, design has always found in iration in nature. This exhibition examines how designers of handmade and industrial objects – including furniture, pottery, kitchenware, and even a 3D-printed neckpiece – have responded to the beauty and fragility of the natural world. By bringing together nature-inspired objects from the past century and a half and examining the forces that shaped them, this presentation offers a fresh look at the power of design.