projects | FORM Contemporary Design Show at The Luminary

Project: FORM Contemporary Design Show by The Luminary
luminary (n.) is a leader in the field. 
The Luminary is an incubator for new ideas in the arts.

The Luminary is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit founded in 2007 as a forum for artistic research, production and presentation, conceived in response to both our immediate and international community, alongside our audiences, and in dialogue with artists.

The Luminary is a constellation of ideas and activities: a physical site that opens onto a larger cultural and conceptual space; exhibitions that move through multiple timelines, spaces and forms; music explored as a practice, presence and experience; an equipment library that redistributes tools and creates tangible means for experimentation; residencies with artists, curators and critics meant to test boundaries and continually push forward their individual and collective practice; and wide-ranging projects that critically engage emerging ideas and stretch the definition of the institution itself.

A few questions with The Luminary founder Brea McAnally...

What is FORM?

FORM is an annual furniture, functional object and architectural design show that functions as both an expo and a marketplace for exhibitors to display some of their grand ideas and sell their wares on the spot. 

When was FORM founded and why does FORM exist?
FORM was founded in 2010 both as a fundraiser for The Luminary and a way to connect exceptional designers with each other and an audience of supporters. In 2010 we saw a need in the design community for a place to gather together and a way for individuals to meet and support individual designers and architects. We also saw a big gap between the art and design communities and wanted to find a way to address that. 

How does The Luminary decide who participates in FORM?
FORM is a juried show and we make selections based on variety, quality of work and location. 

If H;U readers missed FORM, what’s coming up next?
The Luminary has a lot of amazing concerts coming up this month and our next exhibition, A New Use of the Self, opens on June 12th! 

photographed by ashley kuenstler
written by lindsay pattan

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