Featuring drawings, models, prototypes, photographs, oral histories and original designed objects, Good Design showcases the creation and evolution of several masterpieces of the 20th and 21st centuries by such designers as Gilbert Rohde, Ray and Charles Eames, George Nelson, Alexander Girard, Robert Propst, Steve Frykholm, Don Chadwick, Bill Stempf and others.
Visitors to Henry Ford Museum get an exclusive first glimpse of diverse materials from the design archive of legendary designer and co-creator of the Aeron chair, Bill Stumpf. This impressive collection, featuring prototype chairs, archival sketches and conceptual drawings, was just acquired by The Henry Ford and has never been on public display.
Good Design offers four distinct displays for visitors to obtain a greater understanding of the role of design in today’s world. Through items from The Henry Ford’s collections, such as the Aeron chair, elements from the Action Office Series and the Eames molded plywood lounge chair, each display highlights case studies that identified and met specific needs:
- Good Design EXPLORES, investigating ergonomics to create healthier seating;
- Good Design INQUIRES, supporting new kinds of work in the white-collar sector;
- Good Design ENGAGES, effectively communicating a message through graphic design;
- Good Design ENDURES, showcasing mid-century design classics to furnish a new type of living space.
The Henry Ford also offers the Inspired Design Lecture Series on Feb. 25, March 25 and April 22.
Henry Ford Museum is open seven days a week, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $15 for adults, $14 for seniors and $11 for youth; members and children under five are free.
For details call (313) 982-6001 or visit www.TheHenryFord.org.
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