‘Outside the Box’ builds a map of design in North America.

 

‘Outside the Box’ builds a map of design in North America. Join us May 17-23, 2017 at the WantedDesign Brooklyn for the sixth edition of this serial exhibition.

Participating Cities

Vancouver 2017

Vancouver is home to a thriving, cutting-edge designer/maker community who collectively push the boundaries of design, and excel in craft and construction. Their methods are deeply rooted in the rugged landscape and coastal shores resulting in sturdy and sometimes jarring work.

Medicine Hat 2017

Once home to Canada’s industrial ceramics factories, Medicine Hat is now home to a new creative class of artists who have taken up permanent residency in the city after attending the Medalta International Artists in Residence Program.

Halifax 2017

Great design resists categorization, leaning over the boundaries between design, craft, and fine art. This micro-exhibition celebrates the work of jewellers in Halifax who do just that, expanding the field of jewellery to include tools, treasures, and wearable sculpture.

Edmonton 2017

A city of self-made creators, hidden from the world in the frozen north. We make things for ourselves first, once our craft has passed the litmus test of our peers we send it out into the world to be discovered.

Toronto 2017

A city of self-made creators, hidden from the world in the frozen north. We make things for ourselves first, once our craft has passed the litmus test of our peers we send it out into the world to be discovered.

San Francisco Bay Area 2017

San Francisco is a multi layered city that celebrates its inhabitants differences and diverse backgrounds. Our designers chose to explore unique materials and ways of creating objects through the use of varied craftsmanship and technology.

New York 2017

New York is a city with so many facets and so many ways to experiment. We took this theme of discovery and applied it to tools of our everyday life that provide us with special experiences.

Montreal 2017

Montreal is one of the few North American cities whose face still shows traces of the 16th and 18th centuries. The island metropolis is heiress to both French and English traditions, but it is her multicultural population that truly shaped her identity.

Los Angeles 2017

Discover nature through the works of Los Angeles-area designers who work in glass, ceramic and wood. These women have hand-created functional yet decorative items for the home.

Asheville 2017

The works selected for Outside the Box are as much a reflection of Asheville’s burgeoning designer-maker culture as they are tools to discover the natural beauty, heritage, and innovation of the city.

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