"Years," 2011, by Bartholomaus Traubeck translates the annual rings of alder and spruce into piano music. Traubeck is one of twenty-two international designers and studios in the CWAM's Fall 2019 exhibition, "Design by Time."

Design by Time

September 17–November 24, 2019 
(Closed October 5-14, 2019, for Fall Break)
Sussle Gallery and the Burton D. Morgan Gallery

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About the Exhibition

Design by Time features work by twenty-two international designers and studios who investigate the dynamic effects of time on fashion, furniture, textiles, vessels, and more. These designers go beyond traditional design norms to give functional objects a visually arresting reality. Their analytic, formal processes are partnered with natural phenomena, chemical, and physical forces to produce visual form. Time-based works such as Bartholomäus Traubeck’s Years (2011) translate the annual rings of alder and spruce discs into piano music while Mathieu Lehanneur records the fluctuations of Saudi Arabia’s population over time in the profile of his vessels.


Atelier Mark Sturkenboom (Dutch); Augur-Loizeau (British/Potruguese-Welsh/British); Maarten Baas (Dutch); BeatWoven (British); Sebastian Brajkovic (Dutch/Swiss); Hussein Chalayan (Cypriot/British); Edhv, Architects of Identity (Dutch); Patrick Frey (Korean/German); Front (Swedish); Glithero (Dutch/British); Marlène Huissoud (French); Humans since 1982 (German/Swedish); William Lamson (American); Mathieu Lehanneur (French); mischer’traxler studio (Austrian); Jacob Olmedo (American); Diana Scherer (German/Dutch); Sebastian Cox Workshop (British); Bartholomäus Traubeck (German/Austrian); Nicole Wermers (German); Jólan van der Wiel (Dutch); and Ryan Mario Yasin (Icelandic/British).

This exhibition and companion publication are supported in part by a grant from the Creative Industries Fund NL, and as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York. Design by Time is organized by the Department of Exhibitions, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, New York, and is curated by Ginger Gregg Duggan and Judith Hoos Fox of c2-curatorsquared.