Q: The Aughts Design Highlights
Annie Block and Mark McMenamin -- Interior Design, 1/1/2010 12:00:00 AM
With the second decade of the 21st century dawning, we asked, "What do you consider the design highlight of the past 10 years?"
"The recognition and implementation of sustainability for all disciplines." —Andrew Gower of ZooseDesign
"Christo and Jeanne-Claude's Gates installation in New York's Central Park in 2005—a captivating, ambitious work that challenged definitions of fine art and design." —Michael Weiss of Michael Weiss Design
"Mid-century modern's resurgence, which brought to light a host of furniture and lighting designers who were off people's radar." —Barbara Kohn of Paul Kohn Design
"Yves Behar's XO laptop for the nonprofit One Laptop per Child. The design is simple and elegant, and the concept epitomizes the sentiment of giving back." —Vicki Simon of Vicki Simon Rugs
"The conversation about resources and impact—with less focus on particular physical entities and more on whether any of them should exist to begin with." —George Perez of the Savannah College of Art and Design
Next Q: As the red carpet is readied, we want to know, "Which 2009 film should win an Oscar or design?" E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.