Making the Case for Authentic Design

Be Original Americas during Design Week Mexico
Museum of Modern Art
Paseo de la Reforma y Gandhi S/N, Bosque de Chapultepec I, 11560 Ciudad de México, Distrito Federal, Mexico City
Friday, October 17th
4 p.m.

Charles and Ray Eames designed from the inside out—beginning with purpose and negotiating constraints along the way. As Charles famously said, “the details are not the details, they make the product.” A copy, by contrast, is designed from the outside in. The sole purpose of a fake is to create likeness, often at the expense of craftsmanship and attention to detail that makes an original design great. In this panel discussion a cross-disciplinary group that includes practitioners and experts will consider the role of authenticity in design, and make the case for why everyone should care.

Sam Grawe, Editorial Director, Herman Miller

John James Jenkin, CEO, Driade N.A.
Emilio Cabrero, Co-founder, Design Week Mexico
Sean Yoo, Industrial Designer
Antonio Caliz, Office Director, Gensler, Mexico
Philippe Nigro, Designer

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