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Head Hi Book Kiosk

Design Pavilion is pleased to present the Head Hi virtual book kiosk on our Design Talks NOW platform. Head Hi, a bookshop café located in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, features a curated selection of vanguard and diverse publications from around the globe, including architecture, art and design books, magazines and self-published materials carefully selected to complement and enhance the Design Talk series of topics.


Design Talks NOW
October 2020

For Season 2 of Design Talks NOW, speakers were invited to speak on the themes of the sensory expression, transportation and wellness.

Below, we are thrilled to offer, in partnership with Head Hi, additional exploration on the concerns and interests of our time, for further thought, curiosity and enjoyment. Learn more about the speakers, designers, artists and concepts presented throughout the talks and spark your curiosity with these amazing books, journals and magazines. Click or scroll below to navigate through the talks and topics.

Exploring the Five Senses

October 7 – 4:00 pm ET, Watch here


Sensory expression dominates every facet of daily life. As we enter a COVID-19 recovery period, there is a heightened focus on the future of design, culture and culinary, and how we engage with these experiences during this period of time.

To explore the importance of captivating the senses in design, Hervé Descottes and Jean-Georges will discuss how our five innate senses are activated through each artisan’s respected field in lighting and culinary, and why it is important to leverage these elements when creating compelling designs. Since their first collaboration on launch of The Mercer Kitchen in 1998, Hervé and Jean-Georges have worked closely together on 17 projects in locations all around the world. L'Observatoire International’s lighting design works to amplify Jean-Georges’ expanded dining atmosphere, creating a full experience around the dinner plate.