Blobjects and Beyond: The New Fluidity of Design

Related Exhibition Xefirotarch/design series 4

Tuesday, May 02, 2006, 12:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Turning away from the hard edges of modernism, "blobjects" reflect the growth of technology and optimism in the late 20th century. The explosion of amorphic, organic, and curvaceous design is rooted in Surrealism and the kidney-shaped motifs of the 1950s. From the upbeat iMac to the darker projects of Hernán Díaz Alonso, Holt Skov, co-author of the book Blobjects & Beyond: The New Fluidity in Design, presents the various manifestations of the blobject in art, architecture, industrial design, and pop culture.


Mara Holt Skov, independent curator