Its easy to think of flexible, and multi-functional design as a modern innovation; a product of our increasingly fast-paced and mobile lifestyles. Yet human societies the world over have been wrestling with many of the same needs for centuries. Such is the topic of Living in Motion: Design and Architecture for Flexible Dwelling. This traveling exhibition from Germany’s Vitra Design Museum will have its only U.S. showing at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston through May 7, 2006.
In conjuction with Living in Motion the ICA will also screen films by Charles and Ray Eames, documentaries on Alvar Aalto and Isamu Noguchi, and offer two panel discussions with leading designers and theorists discussing the role of mobility in contemporary life and design solutions. Check out the exhibition website for the full schedule.