Workspheres examines the balance between work and life, and the important role designers play in devising effective solutions for our ever-changing work paradigms. The exhibition features six built concepts of work tools and environments designed by Naoto Fukasawa; Martí Guixé; Hella Jongerius; Lot/Ek Architects; the MIT Media Laboratory/John Maeda and Joe Paradiso; and a team made up of Jeff Reuschel and Ronna Alexander, Brian Alexander, Christopher Budd, Kevin Estrada,and Brad Paley. The concepts bring to life realistic visions of the near future and range in size and type from entire working environments to computer interfaces and personal accessories. The exhibition also presents a selection of prototypes already under development and available products that are designed with sensible and sensitive attention to the way we really want to work.
Organized by Paola Antonelli, Curator, and Sarah Robins, Research Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design. This exhibition is made possible by Haworth, Inc., Herman Miller Inc., Knoll, Inc., Steelcase Inc., and the Xerox Foundation. Additional generous support is provided by Peter Norton, Norton Family Foundation, The Norman and Rosita Winston Foundation, and The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art.