Enhancing the teaching and research activities of the Department of Design, the UC Davis Design Museum explores how design shapes, improves and makes economically viable the objects, technology and environments we use, inhabit and experience every day.
The UC Davis Design Museum is a founding adopter of the Green Museums Accord. The Accord is a set of five principles that propel museums to become environmental leaders, and is administered by the California Association of Museums and the Green Museums Initiative.
If A Tree Fell showcases wood objects created using sustainable practices. The show presents work by Northern California artists: Gyöngy Laky, Sam Perry, Matthew Scheatzle and design groups: Wowhaus, MRCW Design-Build and Martha Davis, along with significant pieces from the Beany and Dick Wezelman Collection. The exhibition will include work created and inspired by African, Asian and European traditional craft fused with contemporary styling.