Tuesday, June 12, 2012

City Arts Magazine | June 2012

CoCA Settles in the Design Center | By Mark Baumgarten

Most of the Seattle Design Center showcases furniture and interiors. But in room 258, loud speakers line one wall and sheets hang in the middle of the room, showing video projections by artist Carrie Bodle. It's not exactly homey, so why is it here?

When the economy went bust and the bottom fell out of the interior design business, the Seattle Design Center found itself with a lot of interior and not much design. The Center, a monolithic complex buried deep in a Georgetown office park, was watching its large showrooms empty as the furniture and fabric retailers who filled them for the last 40 years moved out.

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