David Reinfurt will report on the last six months in Rome as a fellow at the American Academy interrogating one small, industrially produced artwork-product from 1965. The Tetracono was designed by Bruno Munari and produced by Danese Milano as an austere 15-cm black steel cube housing four aluminum cones, each painted half-red and half-green, which spin at four distinct speeds on an 18-minute cycle. Its function is to “show forms while they are in the process of becoming.”
David Reinfurt is an independent graphic designer in New York City. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1993 and received an MFA from Yale University in 1999. On the first business day of 2000, David formed O-R-G inc., a flexible graphic design practice composed of a constantly shifting network of collaborators. Together with graphic designer Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey, David established Dexter Sinister in 2006 as a workshop in the basement at 38 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side in New York City. Dexter Sinister published the semi-annual arts magazine Dot Dot Dot from 2006-2011. Together with Stuart Bertolotti-Bailey and Angie Keefer, David set up a non-profit insitution called The Serving Library in 2011 which maintains a physical collection of art and design works, stages events, and publishes a semi-annual journal, Bulletins of the Serving Library. David currently teaches at Princeton University. He was 2010 United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow in Architecture and Design, and his work is included in the permanent collections of Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Art Center, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. David was 2016-2017 Mark Hampton Rome Prize fellow in Design at the American Adademy in Rome.