My interview with Lisa Roberts about her new book DesignPOP was published in the current issue of MODERN Magazine. In addition to her role as a contemporary design connoisseur, Lisa S. Roberts is a trained architect, graphic and product designer, collector, writer, speaker, and promoter. She is a Trustee of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and has acted as the Vice Chair of the National Design Awards. Roberts is also a Trustee of the Philadelphia Art Museum, where she has become a .
board member of the Modern and Contemporary Design group, Collab, which is known for its annual awards, given to such legends as Zaha Hadid, Marc Newson, and Maya Lin. In her beautiful 18th-century home in Philadelphia, she created a mini museum of her comprehensive collection of contemporary design. Her book entitled Antiques of the Future, published in 2006, came to envision and suggest the contemporary objects that will one day be considered icons, those which best tell the story of our era. In accordance with this publication, Roberts hosted the TV program “My Design Life,” where she began a journey of raising the public awareness about design. In her new book DesignPOP, published by Rizzoli this month, she continues with this mission. Lisa Roberts seeks to illuminate twenty-first-century design, to teach us how to judge design, and to interpret the story of the design renaissance through such key themes as new materials and processes, sustainability, and social responsibility.