Bob Greenberg is the sixteenth guest curator of the Selects series, which invites designers, artists, writers, and cultural figures to explore and respond to the permanent collection. A 2003 National Design Award winner for Communication Design and founder of the international design innovation company R/GA, Greenberg has been a pioneer of the advertising and communications industry for four decades. To emphasize design’s key role in our increasingly connected world, Greenberg chose 42 significant works that illustrate how technology has propelled design innovations in form, style and function over the past 65 years. Presented in four groupings—Dieter Rams’s Ten Principles for Good Design, Connected Devices, Disruptive Innovations, and Measurement and Calculation—the installation underscores how historical objects point to future innovation.
(Photo: Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution)