Rough Cut

Design Takes a Sharp Edge

Design is not always pretty. Sometimes it is blunt and aggressive, especially when it is meant to deliver a clear message or depart from tradition and express new ideas. Rough Cut presents a selection of bold designs from MoMA’s collection, ranging from striking posters to fierce chairs, and from incisive videos to vehicles designed for harsh terrains and unforgiving circumstances.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA in United States.
From Wednesday 26 November 2008 to Monday 12 October 2009

Suited for Subversion Prototype. 2002 image Less Lamp, 2007 image Priscila Huggable Atomic Mushroom, from the Design for Fragile Personalities in Anxious Times projec image L.A.S.E.R. Tag video of interventions. 2007–08 image Less Lamp, 2007 image “Waltraud” Cow-Bench. 2004 image MYTO chair. 2007 image Mr. Smish & Madame Buttly Razor Wire, from the Sweet Dreams Security series. Prototype. 2003 image Cabbage Chair. 2007 image Subtle Safety Defensive Ring. 2003 image AIGA Detroit. 1999 image Racism. 1993 image Guardian Angel handbag. 2002 image

Published by MOMA on Monday 05 October 2009.
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Design is not always pretty-but when it is good, it is undeniably powerful, meaningful, and beautiful. Organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, and Patricia Juncosa Vecchierini, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art.

The Philip Johnson Architecture and Design Galleries, third floor