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.
“Woven Air: Dhakai Jamdani Textile From Bangladesh,” an
exhibition of traditional Bangladeshi textiles noted for a
weaving technique that creates surface decorations, opens at the
UC Davis Design Museum on Oct. 3.
This exhibition features fine-count Jamdani, the ornate textile
that has experienced a revival in Bangladesh. Jamdani artisans
employ the same weaving techniques of two different thread
densities, with the denser wrap thread inlaid with the fine warp
thread to create tactile motifs and designs that are primarily
“From Concept to Creation: Inspired Shoe Design by Chris
Francis” showcases the colorful and imaginative footwear created
by the Los Angeles-based shoe designer. The exhibition runs Jan.
23 through April 23 at the UC Davis Design Museum.
The “Undergraduate Senior Showcase” is the annual exhibition
highlighting the breadth, talent, and diversity of the Department
of Design, as shown through the outstanding course work produced
over the past year by senior undergraduate students. The
installation runs May 15 through June 18 at the UC Davis Design