This Saturday, the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design (SFMCD) will be opening the exhibition New West Coast Design 2 (NWCD2). It was inspired by the initial exhibition of the same name, held in 2008, and features highlighted experimental works in both traditional and new materials, created by artists working in California, Oregon, and Washington.
NWCD2 features dozens of works that have been chosen for its significant contribution made onto the world of design, each known for expanding on the ideas of function, exploiting materials, innovative techniques, or pioneering applications of new technology. In other words, it is a focus of the design process itself, which have graced everything from skateboards and single speed bikes to furniture and lighting fixtures.
NWCD2 will feature approximately seventy artists, each exploring the many facets of Contemporary West Coast Design, regardless of the inspirations coming from a perceived problem to be solved, client commission, or exploration of new material. Most of the artists are individual designers including Brandon Adams, Michael Boyd, Chelsea Green, and Sarah Ward. The design groups in this exhibition include Type A Machines, North Forty Designs, and Eco-Made. NWCD2 is on view until January 5th. Log on to www.sfmcd.org for more information.