For Detroit Month of Design 2019, NEXT:SPACE asks, “What is the future of furniture?”. Presenting bespoke furniture, lighting, textiles and objects produced in the studios of independent designers and small scale fabrication shops, ‘Forward Thinking Furniture’ examines how the role of furniture and functional design objects evolves with the ever-changing landscape of contemporary living. The open-call exhibition, explores themes that shape the future of furniture, including: the life cycle of industry and technology, new demands on the function of furniture and objects, changing perceptions of space, new ways of making, and importantly, how we, in Detroit can create a new and sustainable system of producing and manufacturing furniture and design. Exhibition opens September 6th and is open to the public. NEXT:SPACE and other exhibition partners will present a series of two design talks examining exhibition themes. Exhibition runs through September 28th.