Designer Lisa S. Roberts Showcased on Ovation TV
by Ian Volner | Wednesday, August 3, 2011 | 1 Comment
Lisa S. Roberts—collector, designer, architect—will be getting her own reality television program this month, when “My Design Life” debuts on the Ovation network. Each 30-minute episode will follow Roberts as she visits with designers, tours museums, and hunts for great new products.
Roberts has made a name for herself as a self-appointed spotter (as the title of her last book would have it) of “antiques of the future,” the quality housewares of today that could become the treasured heirlooms of tomorrow. The notional through-line of the Ovation show will be her next tome, DesignPOP: Popular Trends in Contemporary Product Design, for which Roberts will be gathering material over the course of the program’s scheduled ten-episode run. Among the places and people she’ll turn to for inspiration will be the studios of designers like Tony Wurman and Harry Allen, museums like The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, as well as retailers (Moss, Design Within Reach) and restaurants (David Rockwell’s Pod, inter alia). Along the way, viewers will be treated to Roberts’ unique insights into design, design history, and the future of graphics, products, and interior decor.
Says the designer, “Ovation TV is the perfect network for ‘My Design Life’. They have quality programming in the visual and performing arts, and combine education with entertainment. Most importantly, we share the same goal: to make art and design more accessible to people in their daily lives.”