MICHIGAN IS FULL OF WORLD-CLASS DESIGNERS who have chosen to live and work in the Great Lakes State. Their innovative spirit is inherently active, improving our economy and impacting our community. Their stories need to be told, and the Michigan Design Council is proud to do this through a new short-format documentary, The STATE of DESIGN.
The film features three design talents; Product Design Chair at the College for Creative Studies, Vincenzo Iavicoli; Senior Industrial Designer at Sundberg-Ferar, Matt Korich; and Senior Sculptor at Rivian, Nate Facciolla.
Thank you to our sponsors who made this film possible! DetroitLives, the College for Creative studies, Michigan Virtual, and Mercury Sound & Light.
We are looking for our next three design talents to feature. If you know of someone who has exceptional design talent, makes a significant impact to their community, and loves living and working in Michigan, please let us know! firstname.lastname@example.org
The Michigan Design Council premiered the State of Design as part of the Detroit Month of Design celebration in September of 2019. The College for Creative Studies partnered as a sponsor on the film and hosted the event at the Taubman Center General Motors auditorium.
VIP guests and donors were treated to a pre-screening red carpet event with an opportunity to win special auction items, such as a fly along experience at Yankee Air Museum on a restored B-25D bomber with Matt Korich, an original 1986 wine bottle stopper from Vincenzo Iavicoli’s Titanic collection, and a new original wood sculpture, ‘the Signature of Detroit’ from Nate Facciolla.
After the VIP event, the premiere screening was open to the public and attended by design and education leaders throughout Michigan, along with many students from CCS. One of the main goals of the film is to inspire students with the rewarding career path design offers, and why Michigan is an ideal place to hone their craft and make an impact on their community. The response was incredible and many educators are planning to share the film with their middle school and high school students.
If you are interested in connecting with the Michigan Design Council to show the film at your school, or have learn more about how the MDC can get involved with your school, please reach out and contact us at email@example.com