Design Onscreen at National Design Week in New York City

October 14th, 2010  |  Published in Archived, Blog, Special Events

Please join us for two Design Onscreen films in three different screenings, during National Design Week in New York City.

Wednesday Oct. 13 at 3:30pm – Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes (2010, 30 mins, Director Amie Knox).

The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum will present Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Acrchetypes on Wednesday, October 13 at 3:30pm as part of their Design Week free screenings. This special screening event is free and open to the public. Tickets may be reserved at the Cooper-Hewitt calendar. Walk-ins are welcome, too. The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum is located on Museum Mile, at the corner of 91st Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City. View map. For more information about the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum click here. You can also view the trailer for Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes.

Hella portraitHella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes (2009, 30 min) – Regarded as one of the most innovative and creative designers working today, Dutch designer Hella Jongerius explores new visions for design, craft, art and technology in her products for everyday life. Presented by Design Onscreen – The Initiative for Architecture and Design on Film.

DVD of Hella Jongerius: Contemporary Archetypes


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Friday Oct. 15 at 6:00pm and Sunday Oct. 17 at 2:15pm – Contemporary Days: The Designs of Lucienne and Robin Day (2010, 77 mins, Director Murray Grigor).

Robin and Lucienne Day

Robin and Lucienne Day

Design Onscreen’s latest film, Contemporary Days: The Designs of Lucienne and Robin Day, will be shown on Friday, October 15th at 6:00pm and Sunday, October 17th at 2:15pm, at the Tribeca Cinemas, as part of the Architecture & Design Film Festival — the largest US film festival devoted to architecture and design. For details about the film and screenings, click here. To purchase tickets to this screening or other films at the Architecture & Design film festival, click here and choose the “2 to Tango” program. You can also view the trailer for Contemporary Days at the Design Onscreen website.

Contemporary Days: The Designs of Lucienne and Robin Day (2010, 77 mins). Robin and Lucienne Day transformed British design after World War II with revolutionary furniture and textiles that signaled a new era of modernist sensibilities for everyday living. Director Murray Grigor’s film traces the Days’ careers over more than eighty years — from their long heyday as Britain’s leading designing couple to their recent rediscovery by new generations of design aficionados.