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Getting There Opening Reception Recap/Video

Sam Aquillano | Thursday, June 7th, 2012 | No Comments »

On May 10th, 2012, Grand Circle Gallery transformed its walls to reflect visions of the travel experience from the past, present, and future. Design Museum Boston and Grand Circle Gallery officially opened Getting There: Design for Travel in the Modern Age to the public, giving attendees first look at a diverse variety of artifacts, statistics, videos, and projects. The exhibit, which features everything from airline uniforms, seats and signage to luggage, wayfinding systems and comparison graphs, explores how design has shaped and continues to transform our travel experiences. Included are projects from design heavy-weights Bose, Samsonite, Teague, Two Twelve, and IDEO, just to name a few.

Guests chatted and socialized amidst retro-dressed mannequins and artfully stacked luggage from yesteryear, all while enjoying food, drinks, music. A few lucky folks won fantastic prizes from Samsonite, Bose, Grand Circle Gallery, Design Museum Boston, and The Channel Cafe.

Design Museum Boston is grateful for the sponsorship of Samsonite, Ben Gebo Photography and Nick Dunleavy & Joe Bradford for producing the video. The event couldn’t have happened without the support of our co-hosts, volunteers, and attendees. Thank you to all who attended and stay tuned for future events and exhibitions.

Check out Ben’s great photos from the opening on our facebook page.