The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum has just announced the selections for its 2006 National Design Triennial. BFA Computer Art Department faculty member Joshua Davis, 2002 MFA Design Department graduate Deborah Adler and 1985 MFA Fine Arts Department alum Judy Geib will all be part of the exhibition, which will focus on innovative American designers in a wide variety of fields. This year’s triennial is being curated by the museum’s Barbara Bloemink, Ellen Lupton and Matilda McQuaid, along with guest curator Brooke Hodge from the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The exhibition will be on display at the Cooper-Hewitt, located at 2 East 91st Street, December 8, 2006 – July 29, 2007.
In other design news, BFA Graphic Design Department faculty member Paul Sahre has been elected to the Alliance Graphique International (AGI). This prestigious organization has an exclusive membership – designers can only be nominated by current members, and must submit to a rigorous vetting process – and Sahre is the only American designer to be selected by AGI this year.