Design News

Snapshot of Design Miami/ 2013 highlights: Emerging designers!

Posted by Andrea Lipps, on Monday December 09, 2013

Tucked amongst the heavy hitters at Design Miami/ 2013 was the work of young designers, who created some of the fair’s highlights. There were a number of stellar works on display, exemplifying the range and dynamism of emerging design talent.

Design Miami/, contemporary design, Humans Since 1982, Jonathan Muecke, The Haas Brothers, Nacho Carbonell, time, form, anthropomorphic, Victor Hunt, Volume Gallery, R 20th Century, Galerie BSL

Meet the Hewitts: Part Two

Posted by Margery Masinter, on Wednesday December 04, 2013

In last month’s Meet the Hewitts “snippet” you met the Cooper and Hewitt grandparents and Amelia Cooper and Abram Hewitt.  This brief chapter pictures the early years of the Hewitt children.

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Meet the Staff: Mathew Weaver

Wednesday December 04, 2013

Mathew Weaver shares his experiences working at Cooper-Hewitt.

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Cooper-Hewitt in Czech Republic

Posted by Caroline Baumann, on Monday November 25, 2013

It was an action-packed trip to the Czech Republic last week to receive the 2013 Ladislav Sutnar Award for Cooper-Hewitt's contribution to the world of design and the promotion of Sutnar's legacy and work. Cooper-Hewitt is proud to have the largest archive and collection of Sutnar in the United States, which includes nearly 23,000 archival items, 62 three-dimensional objects, such as glass, ceramics, and toy block “Build the Town” prototypes, 22 two-dimensional drawings and prints, and three textiles.

Designing by Hand with Marimekko

Posted by Sarah Freeman, on Thursday November 14, 2013

This past week Cooper-Hewitt kicked off Design by Hand, a special program running from fall 2013 through spring 2017, sponsored by Van Cleef & Arpels. This exciting new series focuses on the craftsmanship, innovations, and merits of contemporary global designers. Workshops and talks connect university students, high school students, adults, and families with design.

Marimekko, education, design by hand, textiles, inspiration

Collection Storage Milestone

Posted by Conservation and Registrar staff, on Wednesday November 06, 2013

As a component of Cooper-Hewitt’s renovation and expansion of  the Carnegie Mansion galleries, the Museum’s collection of 217,000 objects has been moved to an off-site facility, which includes collections storage areas, an objects conservation lab, and a photography studio. This past month, the staff of Cooper-Hewitt rounded another major milestone of this multi-year, multi-faceted project with the completion of the off-site move of approximately 700 objects from temporary space into permanent collection storage areas.

Meet the Hewitts

Posted by Margery Masinter, on Tuesday November 05, 2013

This is the story of the Hewitt sisters, Amelia, Sarah and Eleanor, and their family. You will meet and get to know them all in twelve monthly “snippets.” We think that Sarah and Eleanor, who never married, were remarkable as independent women who not only were pioneers in the field of design education but successfully pursued their dream of opening a unique museum at Cooper Union. The snippets will touch on issues of women’s education, design for American industry, life in the Gilded Age, fashion, travel, and most important, the early days of the Cooper Union Museum for the Arts of Decoration, now our Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.

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Meet the Staff: Vassiliki Giannopoulos

Monday September 30, 2013

Vassiliki Giannopoulos, Special Projects Coordinator, National Design Awards, shares her experiences working at Cooper-Hewitt.

meet the staff, design, education, National Design Awards

Design in the Classroom Supports the Common Core Standards

Posted by Kimberly Cisneros, on Tuesday September 24, 2013

Two years ago, the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum closed for renovations and the opportunity opened up to explore a school-based program: Design in the Classroom.  This free 45-minute, single visit workshop introduces K-12 students to design thinking.  In short, design thinking is a term describing the way designers critically assess the "things" all around us.

Design in the Classroom, Design K-12, classroom, target, Workshop, free, education, student, teachers, K-12 grades, teamwork, problem-solving, brainstorm, activity, New York City, Common Core Standards, design thinking

Meet the Staff: Sebastian Chan

Posted by Sebastian Chan, on Monday September 09, 2013

Sebastian Chan, Director of Digital and Emerging Media, shares his experiences working at Cooper-Hewitt.

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