Masayuki Hayashi

Curators Ellen Lupton, Cara McCarty, Matilda McQuaid, and Cynthia Smith took a novel tack for the 2010 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Triennial. The quartet answered the question “Why Design Now?” by showing work in eight virtuous categories: communication, community, energy, health, materials, mobility, prosperity, and simplicity. To discover what category the Cabbage Chair by Oki Sato of Nendo fits into, visit the exhibition website: