What is Good Design? DAS Series
A building, a piece of furniture, and a phone--all in one talk.
Why is design art? Why are art museums actively collecting design? Three design enthusiasts from the Indianapolis community explore these issues through a discussion about iconic objects, highlighting the early 20th century, mid-century, and contemporary design movements internationally. Panel discussion moderated by Drew White.
Organized by the Design Arts Society.
Drew White AIA, LEED AP, is a founding Partner of Axis with over 20 years experience providing design and project management leadership. Currently, Drew is serving as Principal-in-Charge on several K-12, civic, and corporate projects including an $18 million renovation on the campus of Eli Lilly & Company in Indianapolis. Drew has completed many community based projects in Indianapolis including the People’s Health Center, The Nature Conservancy headquarters, Exact Target headquarters, and Wheeler Arts Community housing over 30 resident artists and their live/work spaces. Moderator for the evening.
Mark Demerly AIA, LEED AP, is owner and founder of Demerly Architects, based in Indianapolis. Focusing on residential architecture and design, his firm has received numerous awards and has been published in both national and regional publications. He currently serves as chair of AIA National CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network). Mark is committed to advancing custom residential design and is focused on sustainable design and green construction practices in all of the homes he designs. He will be discussing Le Corbusier’s acclaimed Villa Savoye (1929-31).
Fritz King is a retired lawyer whose passion is design. He was a leading advocate for establishing a modern design collection at the IMA and in 2008 became the founding President of IMA's Design Arts Society. Fritz is also the immediate past chair of Indiana Modern, a group affiliated with Indiana Landmarks to promote mid-century modern architecture; a past vice-chair of the Indianapolis Art Center; and a member of the Dean's Advisory Board of the Indiana University Herron School of Art and Design. He will be discussing Eero Saarinen’s famous Womb lounge chair and ottoman (1946-48).
Christopher Vice joined the faculty of Indiana University in 2002. Through 2010, he served as Chairperson of the Department of Visual Communication Design at IU Herron School of Art and Design. Christopher speaks nationally about designing as a collaborative cross-disciplinary process for identifying root problems and facilitating meaningful solutions to complex issues. Before moving to Indianapolis, Christopher worked as a design strategist in Los Angeles, New York City, and Miami. He will be discussing Apple Inc’s ubiquitous iPhone (2007-2011).