Sebastian Brajkovic, Lathe V Chair, (2008), bronze, embroidered upholstery, 39 3/8 x 38 3/16 x 23 ¼ inches. Collection Museum of Arts and Design, New York. Courtesy Sebastian Brajkovic Studio.

Pratt Manhattan Gallery presents Design by Time, an exhibition with work from twenty-two international designers portraying time and its dynamic effects on fashion, furniture, textiles, vessels, and more. Their creativity results in objects that serve as concrete embodiments of life itself.

The inextricable interrelationship of time and space has long been the arena of probing by creative and scientific minds alike. The designers in the exhibition, some established and others emerging, go beyond the conventional intention of design—to give functional objects a visually arresting reality. Their analytic, formal processes are partnered with natural phenomena, chemical, and physical forces, while time-based acts such as performance and drawing are magnified to serve as collaborators in the design.

With work by: Atelier Mark Sturkenboom; Auger-Loizeau; Maarten Baas; BeatWoven; Sebastian Brajkovic; Hussein Chalayan; Edhv, Architects of Identity; Patrick Frey; Front; Glithero; Marlène Huissoud; Humans since 1982; William Lamson; Mathieu Lehanneur; mischer’traxler studio; Jacob Olmedo; Diana Scherer; Sebastian Cox Workshop; Bartholomäus Traubeck; Nicole Wermers; Jólan van der Wiel; and Ryan Mario Yasin.

This exhibition and companion publication are supported in part by a grant from the Creative Industries Fund NL, and as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.

The Pratt Manhattan Gallery is open Monday–Saturday, 11 –6 pm, and Thursday until 8 pm.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 21, 6–8 pm. For more information, visit