Audio Design Matters 2009-2013
Alexandra Lange and Jane Thompson
Alexandra Lange is an architecture and design critic, journalist and historian. Her work has appeared in The Architect's Newspaper
, Design Observer, Metropolis
, New York Magazine
and The New York Times
. She teaches architecture criticism at New York University and the School of Visual Arts.
Jane Thompson is an editor, designer and urban planner. One of the founding editor of I.D. magazine
she also pioneered many revitalization projects such as Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, New York’s Grand Central District and the Chicago Navy Pier. Jane and her husband Benjamin Thompson, FAIA, collaborated for two decades on Design Research, the Cambridge store that introduced products from abroad and brought modern living to the United States.
In this audio interview with Debbie Millman, Alexandra Lange and Jane Thompson discuss their new book, Design Research: The Store That Brought Modern Living to American Homes,
was as much a community center as a design mecca, creating the power of imagination, the acessibility of DR, Marimekko, Sir Lady Jane and, of course, Benjamin Thompson.
ABOUT THE CREATOR
is the president of the design division at Sterling Brands. She is also President Emeritus of AIGA, a contributing editor to Print Magazine
, and chair of the School of Visual Arts’ master’s program in Branding. In 2005, she began hosting the podcast show “Design Matters.”
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