The second most inspiring museum we visited whilst in New York was the Museum of Arts and Design. At the moment the museum showcases some incredible designers and artists from all over the world and focuses on the process and production of design.

The wonderful exhibition “Pathmakers” celebrates female makers and textural artists/designers.

One of our favourite works was a reimagined shower head titled ‘Front’ developed by a Swedish design firm.

It focused on the interior of a shower system and how there can be beauty found in the industrial elements of design. Three women, Sofia Lagervist, Charlotte von der Lancken and Anna Lindgren produced the installation.

 

We also loved the textural design of Sheila Hicks ‘test panels’, aimed to create a welcoming environment through the subtle colouring and design. The design was originally produced for an auditorium space commissioned by the Ford Foundation in New York City.

 

 

Finally, we were truly inspired by the form and shape of Ruth Asawa‘s copper wire sculptures, which mimicked the hour glass boy of a woman. The way the sphere shapes encompassed each other was extremely cleverly constructed by the artist.

 

Next time you are in New York, MAD should definitely be on your list!

 

What: MAD Museum

Where: 2 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, United States