‘Design for a Living World’ opens at Gables Museum
The internationally acclaimed exhibit Design for a Living World opened with a cocktail reception on Thursday, July 26, at the Coral Gables Museum, 285 Aragon Ave.
Making its final stop in a four-city, national tour, Design for a Living World features intriguing works from 10 of the world’s top designers whom The Nature Conservancy invited to create usable objects from sustainable materials found around the world.
Wood, wool, plants and other organic materials from the hardwood forests of Maine to the mangrove waterways of Micronesia were transformed into innovative yet practical items, such as a dress made of salmon leather from Southwest Alaska and furniture made of Chinese bamboo.
The exhibit includes photos by award-winning photojournalist Ami Vitale, who documented the people and places associated with the project.
Reception guests perused the collection while enjoying an open bar featuring the Bombay Sapphire World Experiential and appetizers.
The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 25, when The Nature Conservancy will host a closing celebration and live auction of the one-of-a-kind objects showcased in the exhibit.
For details about the exhibit, visit www.nature.org/media/design/index.html.
Photos by Betty Alvarez / Events Photographer