The Genius of Design: Better Living Through Chemistry
World War II was over, and societies brimmed with optimism and freedom. As did designers of the era, liberated by new materials and new technologies, many of which were developed during wartime. The elasticity of plastic led to furniture and appliances of virtually any shape and color, and electronic miniaturization revolutionized the portable lifestyle. Join us as we explore how design catered to and influenced the experimental lifestyles of the 1960s and how environmental concerns over plastic quickly darkened its vibrant future.