- Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America
Michigan was an epicenter of modern design in postwar America. Architects Eero Saarinen and Minoru Yamasaki were instrumental in defining the look of the mid-century. Companies like Herman Miller and General Motors and designers Charles Eames, George Nelson, and Harley Earl, shaped the American dream and brought good design to the masses. Join us June 13-16, 2013, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan as we tell the Michigan Modern story through a symposium at the Cranbrook Educational Community and an exhibition at the Cranbrook Art Museum.
Go to michiganmodern.org to register. Early bird registration is through May 22. Registration ends May 31.
- East Lansing Modern 1940 - 1970
April 28 - August 18, 2013
This exhibition explores the local area's modern architecturaldesign heritage in residential, commercial, public and religiousbuildings. From examples by internationally known architects tothose who practiced solely in mid-Michigan, the modernist stylerepresented a forward-looking approach to contemporary living.Prompted by the State Historic Preservation Office's "MichiganModern" project (michiganmodern.org), this exhibition offers an appreciation of East Lansing's 1940 - 1970 architecture. It alsoconsiders the use of new technologies, modern designs for thehome that were available locally, and contemporary art that waspopularly collected by homeowners.
MSU MuseumFor more information go to museum.msu.edu.
Ground Floor Gallery
409 W. Circle Drive
East Lansing, MI 48824
- An evening with Steve Frykholm and Clark Malcolm of Herman Miller
a2modern is pleased to partner with Susan Monroe owner of Three Chairs, Co., and Steve Frykholm and Clark Malcolm of Herman Miller, Inc., in a presentation of "Threads".
Threads is the story of Herman Miller’s history of design, openness to new ideas and people, and respect for individuals. Steve Frykholm, graphic designer, and Clark Malcolm, writer, with a combined 72 years at the company, tell the stories of the people, products, and events behind 107-year-old Herman Miller, Inc. Woven together, the many threads of this history tell the story of how Herman Miller has become what it is today and the origins of the values and culture that will sustain it in years to come. Threads is an interactive presentation; the audience chooses the topics to be discussed. Threads includes images, video clips, and audio segments from Herman Miller’s long history of design and innovation.
Thursday, June 6th, 2013
6:30 p.m. Reception
7:15 p.m. Threads Interactive Presentation
Location: Three Chairs Co., 215 S Ashley St Ann Arbor, MI 48104
This event is free however donations to a2modern are appreciated to help defray expenses and for future programs!
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- Group tours, educational programs and lectures concerning Art Deco collectibles and architecture in the Detroit metropolitan area.