Whitmarsh built this sculpture out of salvaged construction wood and steel pipes. The piece is 9 feet high, but is 50 feet wide, stretching out along an entire length of the building. Q: Where do you see product design going in the next 5 years? What sort of themes and directions do you think will bubble up?A: A lot of it seems to be driven by material innovations. As materials are made stronger, thinner, more translucent, more flexible, etc. they create new design possibilities. Consumers will say, "I didn’t know a dining room table could be that thin," or "I didn’t know a concrete wall could let in that much light," or "I didn’t know fabric be that strong."