RESEARCH SEMINAR: AI HISANO
"EVERYDAY AESTHETICS: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AND THE SENSES IN THE UNITED STATES FROM THE 1920S TO THE 1950S"
“Our basic appreciation of design is ultimately dependent upon what we sense through vision, taste, hearing, smelling and feeling,” argued the industrial designer J. Gordon Lippincott in his 1947 book. By focusing on the expansion of industrial design in the United States from the 1920s to the 1950s, this paper explores how industrial designers helped construct people’s sensory experience in buying and using products.
Anyone who has worked in an office is likely to be aware of the open plan concept. An author talk on October 5 will place these design efforts in a historical context.
Join Hagley for a celebration of the one-year anniversary of the opening of “Nation of Inventors,” as well as the grand opening of DuPont Discovery Loft!
Hagley's Nation of Inventors exhibition is having its first birthday!
Discover the fascinating stories of the immigrant workers who lived along the Brandywine and worked for the DuPont Company in the black powder manufactory.