Be Original Americas: Originality Deconstructed
February 17-25
Ace Hotel & Swim Club
701 East Palm Canyon Drive
Palm Springs , California
On view at Ace Hotel Palm Springs, from February 17-25, 2023, Be Original Americas: Originality Deconstructed exhibition celebrates creativity by pulling back the curtain on the “how” & “why” of some of the international design industry’s most iconic products, demystifying what goes into their conception. Held during Modernism Week 2023, the showcase incorporates physical designs, disassembled elements, raw materials, and videos by Be Original Americas members Anglepoise, Bernhardt Design, Carl Hansen & Søn, Herman Miller, Fritz Hansen, Georg Jensen, Menu, Ligne Roset, Lumens, and Phase Design. The exhibition is curated and mounted by independent design writer Adrian Madlener with the generous support of Host Sponsor Ace Hotel, Imaginative Sponsor-Lumens, Innovative Sponsor-Fritz Hansen, and Inspired Sponsor-Crypton. The exhibition will have a different edition at Ace Hotel Los Angeles from March 17-26, 2023. “We’re thrilled to be a sponsor of Originality Deconstructed and to partner with Be Original Americas in our joint commitment to the authenticity of design,” says Laura Walsh, Lumens CEO. “We’re so excited to learn more about the process behind so many of the brands that Lumens is proud to carry.” The showcase will offer an in-depth look into different aspects of production that few ever witness in person. By uncovering the various facets of manufacturing, the exhibition will allow visitors to better understand issues surrounding sustainability—how materials are sourced and processed—and the challenges that come with ensuring the authenticity of a design. The capsule, vignette-style exhibition will also show a series of videos, providing even more insight into what goes on behind the scenes. Overall, the Be Original Originality Deconstructed exhibition will uncover how leading industry players consider every step of their proprietary processes. A roundtable will be held on February 23, 4:30-6 p.m., titled “Good Carpenters Celebrate Their Tools.”
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