Outside the Box in NYC

Outside the Box is also traveling to WantedDesign in Manhattan. I curated the Boston box which showed in at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival this past January.

‘Outside the Box’ builds a map of design in North America.

Shipped across the country in Bankers boxes, this annual traveling exhibition presents a dozen distinct national and international showcases each year. Working with local correspondents, each box houses a collection of thoughtfully designed objects, reflecting the particular resources and makers of that area.

This seventh edition of ‘Outside the Box’ features responses on the theme “matter.” This theme encompasses material transformation and change, and the essence of material. It looks at how materials are created, reused, or recycled.

The Boston box highlights products made by hand in natural materials, ranging from screen-printed and dip-dyed textiles to hand-carved ceramic bowls and layered glass trays. Each designer has a keen eye for graphic patterning and understanding of functionality of product.

Designs included in the Boston box are by Debra Folz, PilgrimWaters, Lawrence McRae, and The Everyday Co.

Photo: Alana de Haan