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COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM RECEIVES LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE 2018 EMOTIONAL STATES MEDAL

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Installation view of "Face Values," organized by Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum for the 2018 London Design Biennale. Photo David Levene.Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum was awarded the London Design Biennale 2018 Emotional States Medal for the most inspiring interpretation of the 2018 theme, supported by Panasonic. This medal has been selected by the Biennale’s International Jury, a group of 14 world-leading design experts and influencers. “We are honored to receive this recognition from London...

COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM TO PRESENT “THE SENSES: DESIGN BEYOND VISION”

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present “The Senses: Design Beyond Vision” exhibition, on view April 13 through Oct. 28, which examines how multisensory design amplifies everyone’s ability to receive information, explore the world, satisfy essential needs and experience joy and wonder. “The Senses” features direct sensory experiences and displays practical, innovative and exploratory products...

Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design, Smithsonian Institution

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
On white paper, blue frame, above which is the heading: Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design / Smithsonian Institution; to the left is an elevation of the Carnegie mansion; below frame: 9 EAST 90th STREET NEW YORK, N. Y. 10028 (212) 860-2011.

Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design, Smithsonian Institution

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
On white paper, in blue ink: Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Design / Smithsonian Institution; to the left is an elevation of the Carnegie mansion; below frame: 9 EAST 90th STREET NEW YORK, N. Y. 10028 (212) 860-2011.

COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM TO REPRESENT THE UNITED STATES AT THE 2018 LONDON DESIGN BIENNALE

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum (New York) will once again represent the United States at the London Design Biennale with “Face Values,” an immersive installation that explores the pervasive yet often hidden role of facial detection technology in contemporary society. The exhibition is curated by Ellen Lupton, senior curator of contemporary design at Cooper Hewitt,...

Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design, Smithsonian Institution

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
On white paper, in black ink, at the top: Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design / Smithsonian Institution; Fifth Avenue & 90th Street / New York, N. Y. 10018.

COOPER HEWITT, SMITHSONIAN DESIGN MUSEUM TO PRESENT “JORIS LAARMAN LAB: DESIGN IN THE DIGITAL AGE”

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Joris Laarman Bone ChairFIRST U.S. MUSEUM EXHIBITION OF EXPERIMENTAL DUTCH DESIGNER Furniture generated by smart algorithms, the world’s first fully functional 3-D printed steel bridge and a 3-D printable Makerchair that can be downloaded from the internet. These are but a few examples of the ingenious oeuvre of designer/inventor Joris Laarman, who works at the intersection of design,...

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Axonometric Drawing of Metamorphosis, Cooper Hewitt Opening Exhibition.


Axonometric Drawing of Metamorphosis, Cooper Hewitt Opening Exhibition. Record Unit 287 - Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Dept. of Exhibitions, Exhibition Records, 1974-1979, Smithsonian Institution Archives


South Elevation, Carnegie Mansion.


South Elevation, Carnegie Mansion. Record Unit 92 - Prints and Drawings, 1840-, Smithsonian Institution Archives.


Opening exhibition, Design Stars Display Plan.


Opening exhibition, Design Stars Display Plan. Record Unit 92 - Prints and Drawings, 1840-, Smithsonian Institution Archives.


"Depictions of King George IV" exhibition drawing.


"Depictions of King George IV" exhibition drawing. Record Unit 289 - Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Publicity Records, 1897-1973, Smithsonian Institution Archives.


"Depictions of King George IV" exhibition drawing.


"Depictions of King George IV" exhibition drawing. Record Unit 289 - Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Publicity Records, 1897-1973, Smithsonian Institution Archives.


"Ornament in the 20th Century" exhibition poster.


"Ornament in the 20th Century" exhibition poster. Record Unit 287 - Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Dept. of Exhibitions, Exhibition Records, 1974-1979, Smithsonian Institution Archives.


East Elevation, Carnegie Mansion.


East elevation, Carnegie Mansion. Record Unit 92 - Prints and Drawings, 1840-, Smithsonian Institution Archives.


Marquise, 91st Street Entrance.


Marquise, 91st Street Entrance. Record Unit 92 - Prints and Drawings, 1840-, Smithsonian Institution Archives, neg. no. SIA2013-11247.

The Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design.  Originally established in 1896 as the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, the museum was formally transferred to the Smithsonian on July 1, 1968.  The museum was renamed the Copper-Hewitt Museum of Design at the time of transfer, but was later known as the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in 1969 and then in 1994 it became the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, with its current name being adopted in 2014.

The museum moved into its present home, the Carnegie Mansion in 1970, which was renovated and reopened to the public in 1976.  Closed for renovations since 2011, the redesigned museum will open to the public on December 12, 2014.

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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. The Carnegie Mansion, built between 1898-1902, underwent major renovation in order to become the new home of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum of Decorative Arts and Design.

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Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Smithsonian Institution. Image of Carnegie Mansion museum building on blue background.

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On a stark white background large multicolored Futura font letters spell out the name of the Museum. Cooper-Hewitt [in small blue letters]; National [multicolored letters]; D [large blue letter]; e [red]; s [yellow]; i [maroon]; / g [blue]; n [gray-brown]. At bottom of sheet lower left in multicolored letters: Museum, and in maroon at lower right, Smithsonian / Institution.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
On a stark white background large multicolored Futura font letters spell out the name of the Museum. Cooper-Hewitt [in small blue letters]; National [multicolored letters]; D [large blue letter]; e [red]; s [yellow]; i [maroon]; / g [blue]; n [gray-brown]. At bottom of sheet lower left in multicolored letters: Museum, and in maroon at lower right, Smithsonian / Institution.

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Shopping bag design for Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. On white ground, a black and white photoillustration of a black shopping bag with printed white text: National / Design / Museum

New York, The Design Center of the World, Finally has a Museum of Design.

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Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design, 91st Street at Fifth Avenue, New York City, Open Oct. 7th.

Cooper Hewitt to Represent United States at London Design Biennale

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CHSDM_Immersion_Room_WebFeatureCooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum today announced that it will represent the United States at the inaugural London Design Biennale at Somerset House this September. The London Design Biennale will mark the first time that Cooper Hewitt’s Immersion Room and Pen, developed by the museum in collaboration with leading design firms and made possible through...

COOPER HEWITT ANNOUNCES 2017 NATIONAL DESIGN AWARD WINNERS

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum has announced the winners of the 2017 National Design Awards, recognizing design excellence and innovation in 11 categories. Now in their 18th year, the annual awards promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world and are accompanied by robust educational programs. The award recipients will be honored...

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COOPER HEWITT AND CUBE DESIGN MUSEUM TO CO-ORGANIZE 2019 DESIGN TRIENNIAL

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In spring 2019, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Cube design museum in Kerkrade, Netherlands, will co-organize the exhibition “Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” which will open simultaneously at both museums. On view May 10 through Jan. 20, 2020, the Design Triennial will feature innovative projects, from 2016 and later, that highlight the ways designers are...

COOPER HEWITT PRESENTS “TABLESCAPES: DESIGNS FOR DINING”

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Detail view of surtout de table. In a magnificent golden centerpiece, sculptures of the Three Graces provide an architectural support for a food stand.Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum presents “Tablescapes: Designs for Dining,” an exhibition that offers a creative timeline of dining experiences through three distinct installations. At the center of the exhibition is Cooper Hewitt’s surtout de table, a magnificent, newly conserved treasure from the museum’s expansive collection of over 210,000 design objects that once ornamented the...

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COOPER HEWITT ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF 2018 NATIONAL DESIGN WEEK EVENTS

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The National Design Awards trophy, a stout glass asterisk, against a black background. Click on this image to learn more about the 2018 National Design Award winners.Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will host National Design Week from Oct. 13 through Oct. 18. National Design Week is a highlight of Cooper Hewitt’s full suite of fall programs, including interactive, hands-on activities, design workshops, an educator open house, panel discussions and master classes with National Design Award winners. National Design Week will culminate...
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