ACMI and MPavilion partner up to present a series of screenings and special events exploring design’s past, present and future. Do we take the 20th century’s innovations for granted? Or does recording and collecting design’s history reveal a legacy of game-changing that dares us to keep up?
Dive into the free-spirited and fiercely independent practice of Eileen Gray in Gray Matters—a documentary exploring the pioneering career of the Art Deco and Modernist designer. Discover how a humble business that produced simple, low-cost furniture for the Navy ended up turning the design world on its head in Jason Cohn and Bill Jersey’s Eames: The architect and the painter. And consider the challenge of 21st-century design curation with Victoria and Albert Museum director Martin Roth, visiting Melbourne in October to launch MPavilion’s 2015 season.