Pratt Institute, Pratt Manhattan Gallery

Art, architecture, fashion, and design.

New Old: Designing for our Future Selves

Opening Reception: February 6, 6-8 PM
On view: February 7 – May 23, 2020

NEW OLD examines how innovation and design can reimagine how we live the later stages of our lives. Set against a backdrop of radical demographic change, the exhibition looks at how design can help people lead fuller, healthier and more rewarding lives into old age, asking the question: how can designers meet the challenge of a rapidly aging society? From robotic clothing to driverless cars, this exhibition rethinks design approaches to aging.

Curated by Jeremy Myerson, Helen Hamlyn Professor of Design at the Royal College of Art, the exhibition presents creative, provocative, and engaging concept designs across six themes – Aging, Identity, Home, Community, Working and Mobility.

Alongside infographics, videos and existing physical exhibits, each section features a special design commission by a leading designer or design team. New projects by Yves Béhar / Fuseproject and Superflex, Konstantin Grcic, Future Facility, Special Projects, IDEO and PriestmanGoode create solutions for demographic change and address the challenges of aging. This installment is updated with work by five faculty members from Pratt’s School of Design, including, Andrea Katz, Karol Murlak, Mitchell Reece, Alex Schweder, and Keena Suh, along with additional US-based projects.

A touring exhibition from the Design Museum, London, in partnership with the Helen Hamlyn Trust. Sponsored by AXA PPP Healthcare with additional support from Versus Arthritis. NEW OLD is sponsored by The Achelis & Bodman Foundation at Pratt Manhattan Gallery.

Free and open to the public


@prattexhibits @designmuseum #NewOld


Image Captions

(Left to Right): "Aura Powered Suit", Fuseproject and Aura. "Scooter for Life", Priestmangoode. Exhibition photography c/o Luke Hayes.
144 West 14th Street New York NY
Get directions

Is this your business?Verified Listing

Make sure your information is up to date.


Nicholas Battis


Mon-Wed, Fri-Sat 11-6, Thu 11-8

Associated Artists