Cara McCarty

Meet the Staff: Cara McCarty


Cara McCarty, Curatorial Director, shares her experience working at Cooper-Hewitt.
curatorial, re-design, exhibitions

Printing Furniture


“Stereolithography has enabled us to…imagine, on an industrial level, a new freedom of creation, which would notably emancipate us from the limitations of molds.”[1]  Patrick Jouin
Patrick Jouin, C2 Chair, furniture, rapid prototyping, printed furniture, Materialise, Sterolithography, mass customization, Solid Collection

Imperfect Beauty


Visionary, prophetic, subversive, and marginal all describe the Italian architect and designer, Gaetano Pesce, whose innovative experiments with materials and production methods transform common industrial materials into expressive shapes for objects, furniture, and interiors. For Pesce, designing is not so much about form or aesthetics as it is about the discovery of new materials and technological processes.
gaetano pesce, chair, Nobody's Perfect, plastic, I Separabili, furniture design