On our most recent art date Justin and I took the I-90 bridge to Bellevue. Bellevue has one of the most exciting, stimulating museums in the area. Curators at the BAM focus on bringing in local artists for their unique, all sensory shows. The main exhibit going on now is George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher. In celebration of what would be the famous, innovative designers 100th birthday, the BAM has put together an exhibition highlighing the forward thinkers career. From fancy wall clocks, to the modeluar living cubes that are remincient of todays suburbs, to the iconic furntiture we now see as the norm.
It was interesting to see this exhibit on design and the innovations in chair architecture right after going to home depot to buy an office chair for myself.
This weekend I saw a King 5 special edition on the mega store, Target. They were talking about how Target was the first discount retailer to offer designer products. It all started with Michael Graves and his designs exlusivly for Target of home products, including tea kettles, clocks, and toilet bowl brushes.
I felt like this week really lead up to the show at BAM. Though I am not really a design person it felt like a little mini course. Lately I’ve been feeling like I’m in school, but its really fun and I’m learning all the things I’m interested in. Life school.
The real show stopper was Janice Arnold’s felt installation in the Travelers: Objects of Dream and Revelation exhibit. The hand woven felt tent had been woven and then burned to create lacy and inconsistant textures. Crimson red reached to the ceiling, and viewers were given magnifying glasses to get a closer look at the textures of the felt.