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By November 5, 2005No Comments

Now through January 2nd
Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY
A truly stimulating major design exhibition, SAFE: Design Takes On Risk presents more than 300 contemporary products and prototypes designed to protect body and mind from dangerous or stressful circumstances, respond to emergencies, ensure clarity of information and provide a sense of comfort and security. These objects address the spectrum of human fears and worries, from the most mundane to the most exceptional, including the dread of darkness and loneliness to the threat of earthquakes and terrorist attacks. The exhibition covers all forms of design, from manufactured products to information architecture. Featured products include refugee shelters, demining equipment, baby strollers and protective gear for protesters. Designers are trained to balance risk with protection and to mediate between disruptive change and normalcy; good design goes hand in hand with personal needs, providing protection and security without sacrificing innovation and invention. SAFE redirects the pursuit of beauty toward the appreciation of economy of function and technology.