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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

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