AGENDA: NEW YORK
Creative agency R/GA’S expertise in weaving creativity with technological innovation is well established, with projects for Samsung, Google and Airbnb under its belt. Now, R/GA founder Bob Greenberg has been invited by the Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York to curate a dedicated exhibition on the topic, opening in February. He has put together an array of pieces designed by seminal figures such as Dieter Rams and Mario Bellini. Iconic items, among them the Motorola brick phone and Sony Walkman (both pictured above), are also represented. The show acknowledges technology as a driving force for change. ‘If designers don’t take into account how people live and behave, the spaces they design lack a level of functionality and lose relevance,’ says Greenberg.
Above on desk, tape dispenser, £35; pocket diary, £25, both from Present & Correct. ‘Dialog 3’ pen, £275, by Lamy