MOVE IT! The Art, Science, and Fun of Toy Design
April 7 – May 26
M - F, 9:00AM - 5:00PM, Free
Opening Reception Thursday, April 13, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Free
In MOVE IT! we pull back the curtain on the design process from initial ideas to prototyping to final designs and distribution.
Meet a duo of product designers who are rocking the toy world with their problem solving skills and adding fun along the way. This exhibition shares a glimpse into the dynamic design world and work of Jon and Sarah Vanderbeek of Sweet Spot Studio, Inc.
Jon Vanderbeek has a background merging technology and toy design with invention think tanks you probably never heard of like The Obb and Bang Zoom. Sarah Vanderbeek has worked in product design with many gift and apparel companies including Coach, Amscan and Russ Berrie. This creative team formed Sweet Spot Studios
, Inc., and they partner and consult with industry leaders including Mattel, Hasbro, and Fisher Price designing the toys you and your kids love.
Come play, learn, and laugh with us as we explore the intersections of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (S.T.E.A.M.) and how all of this makes toys move!
Sponsors: Perrigo Foundation, Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs