1. Yale Reinvents Red Hook, Brooklyn
At the Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition Summer Art Show; Through August 20
Yale’s architecture grad students take on a changing neighborhood, showing models and drawings that range from tame to controversial.
2. The Eames Lounge Chair: An Icon of Modern Design
At the Museum of Arts & Design; Through September 3
Fifty years of Charles and Ray Eames’s comfy masterwork, celebrated in a show of models, drawings, advertisements, and an “exploded” version of the chair.
3. Sauma [Design as Cultural Interface]
At the World Financial Center Courtyard Gallery; Through September 10
An experimental kitchen, an urban sauna, and a gaming prototype are just three of the contemporary high-tech designs you’ll find at this traveling exhibition.
4. From Wood to Architecture: Recent Designs From Finland
At Scandinavia House; Through August 25
Seventeen new Finnish buildings by established architects and young designers remind us why “Scandinavian” and “design” so often end up in the same sentence.