by Jennifer Dunlop Fletcher and Robert Kett
California has long been a magnet for designers seeking to change the world. This spring, SFMOMA’s architecture and design galleries on Floor 6 offer visitors an opportunity to explore California’s shifting industrial design landscape before and after the digital revolution. Focusing on designs that are human-centered, ecologically conscious, and driven by new technological capacity, Designed in California features more than 70 objects from the 1960s to today. The pieces on view include widely adopted works, such as Apple’s Macintosh computer, released in 1984, as well as conceptual works that imagine a high tech future, like Lisa Krohn’s wearable computer, Cyberdesk, from 1993.