Design X Detroit

Cultured 25 | Sep 2015 | BY Tali Jaffe

When Kelly Behun was invited to take part in Culture Lab Detroit Designs—a pop-up shop stocked with commissioned objects made by designers like Sebastian Errazuriz, the Campana Brothers, Paola Navone and Thing Thing, in collaboration with Detroit-based organizations—she had one guiding principal: “Never assume something can’t work.” That mantra can be applied to the city of Detroit, which, thanks to a surge of creative talent and philanthropic interest—including Culture Lab Detroit, co-founded by the city’s cultural godmother Jane Schulak—is in the midst of a creative renaissance. For her part, Behun embraced the city’s automotive legacy using tire treads to create macramé planters, raising the bar on green design. Culture Lab Designs opens on October 30.

Photo by Marvin Shaouni, Courtesy of Culture Lab Detroit

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