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Director, senior curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art
MFA Products of Design


Laurea di Dottore, Polytechnico Di Milano

Professional experience includes

Editor, Abitare; contributing editor, Domus

Curatorial works include 

"Talk to Me" "Design and the Elastic Mind," "Humble Masterpieces," "Achille Castiglioni: Design!," "Thresholds: Contemporary Design from the Netherlands," "Safe: Design Takes On Risk," "Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design," "Projects 66: Campana/Ingo Maurer," "Workspheres," Museum of Modern Art

Books  include

Design and the Elastic Mind; Safe: Design Takes On Risk; Humble Masterpieces: Everyday Marvels of Design; Objects of Design from the Museum of Modern Art, Talk to Me: Design and the Communication Between People and Objects

Publications include

Harper's Bazaar, Harvard Design, I.D., Metropolis, Nest, Paper, Seed

Awards and honors include

Manship Medallion, Art Directors Club; Design Mind Award, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum; senior fellow, Royal College of Art, London. Honorary doctorates: Kingston University; Art Center College of Design, Pasadena; AIGA Medal