UC Davis Design Museum Show // Need & Desire: A Retrospective With New Works


Need and Desire is curated by Rob Zinn, founder of blankblank – a Northern California design firm that works with a select group of designers and artisans to produce furniture, lighting, and limited edition art. Its collection has been exhibited, collected, and specified around the world. The title of this show alludes to the ambiguities Zinn sees between art and design, form and function, business and creativity, and individual and society.

Need and Desire charts the past eight years of blankblank through examples from its collection, including documentation of development and personal insight from Rob Zinn as to the time, environment, and circumstance in which they were created.

Opening Reception and Curator’s Talk: January 26, Thursday, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM