Pecha Kucha Night Detroit
Reception celebrating Good Design: Ideas from Herman Miller exhibit at Henry Ford Museum. Be among the first to explore this fascinating exhibition about the company and designers who revolutionized the look and feel of the modern workplace. See how a small company from Zeeland, Michigan, meshed art and industrial design to become one of the 20th century’s most renowned furniture houses.
PechaKucha — loosely translated as "chit chat" in Japanese — originated in 2003. The idea is to create a forum where designers, artists and architects share their ideas by showing slides and talking about them. But there’s no time for dilly-dallying. 20 slides per person. 20 seconds per slide (20:20). And then it’s on to the next. Don’t be late. Co-sponsored by AIA Detroit Emerging Professionals Committee and Detroit Synergy.
Located in the background is the Dymaxion House. In 1991, Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village acquired the parts to the only surviving prototype of Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion House. Over the next eight years, staff researched the house, and cleaned and restored its 3,000 components. In October 1999, the house's construction began inside Henry Ford Museum. The process of restoring and erecting the building became its own exhibition and seen by visitors. On October 24, 2001, the restoration complete, the Dymaxion House was opened to the public for first-hand viewing.