Tuesday, March 16, 2010 –
Last night, Dirk+Weiss attended the launch party for Design Museum Boston. The party started at 7:30, and by then, a good amount of attendees had already shown up. By the 8:00 hour, the place was booming, shoulder to shoulder.
The event had many interesting components, including a silent auction, with many donated items from such companies as Bose, Philips, Wacom and Converse. All proceeds going to help fund the new museum initiatives.
By far, the most exciting thing to see was the turnout. The almost overwhelming number of people out at this event, supporting design, was fabulous. There was definitely an electricity in the air, and lots of networking going on.
We believe that design is strongest when collaboration happens (www.ourdesign.us). Pigeonholing your self as one type of designer can be limiting. The Design Museum Boston launch event was proof that there is strong motivation towards melding the formerly narrow paths of design (graphic, industrial, instructional, marketing etc..), into a unified mission.
Speaking of missions, Design Museum Boston’s mission also is a reflection not only the design profession, but our economic environment. Firstly, having many venues and locales for events and showings, rather than one space that rotates work. Maybe even renting spaces that have been long vacant, to help support local realtors. Secondly, a focus on design education, especially to the general public, about the role of design in their lives. Communicating, and creating a new value for design.
Design Museum Boston’s crew is currently working on two new events, to be coming soon to the Boston area. When they happen, we will most certainly support in any way that we can, even if it’s just buying the special drink at the bar. We feel that this initiative is a real push forward for design, in the right direction.Share