Design for a Living World 7/26/12

Design for a Living World
July 26, 2012, 7pm
The Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Design for a Living World, an exhibit from The Nature Conservancy, opening July 26 at the Coral Gables Museum. The exhibit features intriguing works from 10 of the world’s most renowned designers, including Isaac Mizrahi, Kate Spade New York, Yves Béhar and Maya Lin.

The collection of stunningly beautiful designs, including clothing, furniture, accessories and more, is on display in the exhibit, along with the photographs of award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale, who documented the people and places associated with the project. The Design for a Living World exhibit suggests that together, designers and consumers help re-shape our economy and advance a global conservation ethic by consciously choosing sustainable materials that support, rather than deplete, natural environments.

Design for a Living World premiered at New York’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, and was later shown at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix and the Field Museum in Chicago. This stop at the Coral Gables Museum will be the final opportunity to view this important exhibition. The Nature Conservancy will host a closing celebration on October 25, featuring a live auction of the one-of-a-kind objects