events | May 17, 2017 |
Designer-in-residence program tackles technology and craft
Boh staff

Brooklyn design space A/D/O is debuting its first designer-in-residence show: “Stephen Burks Man Made,” an exhibition of projects delving into the relationship between technology and craft. 

Burks' projects for Dedon, Irregular Weaving
'Irregular Weaving,' by Stephen Burks for Dedon

The exhibit will spotlight the work that has taken shape over designer-in-residence Stephen Burks’s four-month-long stint at the A/D/O space. Among the project partnerships that developed during the residency were: By Jimmy, CGTrader, Dedon, Mini-Living, Ten Thousand Villages and Ymer&Malta.

Some of the highlights of the collaborations include Senegalese sweetgrass baskets made using By Jimmy’s large-format 3-D printer; a presentation of research into fair trade and artisanal production conducted with Ten Thousand Villages; and experiments exploring the paper lantern, with creative studio Ymer&Malta. 

The exhibit runs May 20 to 28 at A/D/O, located at 27 Norman Avenue, Brooklyn.

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