Design Within Reach and The Royal Norwegian Consulate of New York Present: 

Furnishing Utopia 3.0: 


Design Within Reach and the Royal Norwegian Consulate of New York present “Furnishing Utopia 3.0: Hands To Work,” the third in a series of exhibitions exploring the historical legacy of the Shakers. It features a curation of objects designed by 22+ international studios, exploring contemporary attitudes towards everyday chores.

Chores are conventionally understood as tedious, burdensome work to be avoided, but these activities can also have an association with mindful rituals that have the potential for clearing one’s mind, connecting with one’s body, and confronting the indifference o the natural world. In addition to the pieces on view, there will be an interactive visual and sound installation activating viewer’s senses through the use of these work objects.

Furnishing Utopia is a design collective led by Studio Gorm, Ladies & Gentlemen Studio, and Chris Specce, as well as an ongoing investigation into how designed objects can engage with the pursuit of a more perfect way of life.

Photo credit: Charlie Schuck

Design Within Reach presents
Hands To Work

MAY 19–22, 2018

DWR SoHo Studio
110 Greene Street
New York, NY 10012

Furnishing Utopia will exhibit works from 22+ international design studios including: 

.Studio Gorm (Eugene, OR)
.Ladies & Gentlemen Studio (Brooklyn, NY)
.Chris Specce (Providence, RI)
.Jonah Takagi (Washington, D.C)
.Hallgeir Homstvedt (Norway)
.Gabriel Tan (Singapore) 
.Norm Architects (Denmark)
.Tom Bonamici (Eugene, OR)
.Urbancase (Seattle, WA)
.Vera & Kyte (Norway)
.Zoe Mowat (Canada)
.MSDS (Canada)
.Shigeki Fujishiro (Japan)
.Katrin Greiling (Germany)
.Sverre Uhnger (Norway)
.Stine Aas (Norway)
.EarnestStudio (US/Netherlands)
.Office for Design (US/Sweden)
.Sophie Borch-Jacobsen (Brooklyn, NY)
.Daniel Castillo (Brooklyn, NY)
.Jamie Wolfond (Canada)
.Henry Julier (Brooklyn, NY) + Pete Oyler (Chicago, IL)