The South’s Next Wave: Design Challenge
MODA Exhibition Honors Today’s Southern Designers November 11, 2012 – March 31, 2013
The South’s Next Wave runs November 11 through March 31, 2013 with an exclusive preview event on Friday, November 9 beginning at 7 p.m and an opening party on Saturday, November 10 at 7pm. Preview tickets are $250 per person (additional levels available) and can be purchased at www.museumofdesign.org.
Exhibition curators David Goodrowe and Tim Hobby, co-founders of Aesthetic Identity DesignTM firm Goodrowe | HobbyTM direct the work of the set/interior designers and of object designers in fields from furniture to fashion and from metal works to wigs who exemplify the myriad new directions the Southern aesthetic has taken.
Set/interior designers have been paired with object designers, and each team will create an original vignette. Designers were chosen through a submission and jury process this summer.
“We envision each vignette as a distinct environment with many layers,” says Hobby. “Taken together, the many vignettes provide a broad exposition on Southern design.” Each vignette will be technologically enabled to allow the viewer to access facts as well as designer bios and video featuring the installation process.
The South’s Next Wave is also a design challenge, and visitors will be asked to choose their favorite vignette-object pair. Winning earns designers more than bragging rights – there will also be a cash prize.
MODA is proud to announce the designers for The South’s Next Wave: Thom Baker; Clint Bearden; Vivian Bencich, John Bencich, Blake Burton, & Ashley McClure; Bobby Berk; Tamara Bowens & Ray Bergeron; Michel Boyd; Thom Brown; Susan Coddon; Martin Dawe; Didi Dunphy; Hans Grobo Frabel; Caryn Grossman & Chris Buxbaum; Michael Habachy; Chris Hardy; Christian Harris; Sara Harris & Lisa Stein; Mae Heindenreich; Sara Hemingway; Quron Hicks; Lisa Humphreys; Maken Imcha; Michael