Created for my Environmental Design class at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. GRID International Design Center is a cross-disciplinary museum/research center for designers and visitors who are interested in how design intersects with culture and society. Included in the center are pieces from today’s leading visionaries in architecture, interior, graphic and motion design. Visitors will be treated to the latest visual trends, from architectural sketches to branding packages and eye-catching movie trailers. The center will also house a permanent collection that includes pieces from such luminaries as Mies Van Der Rohe, Paul Rand and Massimo Vignelli. Grid will also partner with museums and centers around the world to bring traveling exhibits and lectures to design lovers on the East Coast. Part of the center’s mission is to educate and inspire visitors about the role design plays in our daily lives, whether that be in the form of everyday objects such as plates and bowls or in the virtual world of 3D design and motion graphics.
The name of the museum represents a structure familiar to all disciplines, the grid. Whether that grid is made of two single lines, multiple lines, lines set horizontally, vertically or diagonally, the goal is the same: to bring clarity and order to chaos in an effort to best communicate goals and ideals. In keeping with that philosophy, Grid’s mission is to bring organization to discipline itself. By including everything under one physical and virtual roof, Grid hopes to expand the knowledge and understanding of design’s role in our lives.