Matilda McQuaid

Object of the Month: Knit and Run!


Cooper-Hewitt just acquired Nike’s latest high performance running shoe, Flyknit Racer, which uses the most advanced knitting technology and only the most essential materials to create an ultra-light and fast racing shoe. The Flyknit Racer is the first pair of Nike shoes to enter the collection and was chosen for its innovative use of textiles as both structure and support.
Object of the Month, running shoe, nike, Flyknit Racer, knitting

Design Miami: Inside/Outside Day 2


Another day with Design Watch Members in Miami…. First stop: 1111 Lincoln Road with architect Nils Sanderson from Swiss architects’ Herzog & de Mueron’s office.  
Design Miami, Design Watch, members, visit, tour, 1111 Lincoln Road, Alchemist, New World Symphony

Design Miami


First stop: Moorhead & Moorhead’s Design Miami/ tent exterior. The Cooper-Hewitt group was greeted by brothers, Robert (industrial designer) and Granger (architect), to talk about the dynamic canopied entrance to the design show – a bris soleil of hand cut, twisted vinyl strips that perform a dance of shadows on the ground. 
Design Miami, 2010, Design Watch, members, tour, Moorhead & Moorhead, Konstantin Grcic, Design with the Other 90%: Cities, exhibition design, Venice Projects, Glass, Kiki Van Eijk, Joost van Bleiswijk, Industry Gallery, Tejo Remy, René Veenhuizen, furniture design, Cristina Grajales, installation, objects, Barry Friedman, contemporary work, Cabbage chairs, Nendo, pleated, paper, Galerie Kreo

Students Blog the Triennial


This past Spring before the Triennial opened, we taught an interdisciplinary graduate-level course offered to MA students in Cooper-Hewitt’s Decorative Arts and Design History program and MFA students in the School of Visual Arts new Design Criticism program.
Why Design Now, Triennial, Exhibition, graduate, course, interdisciplinary, MA, masters, Decorative Arts and Design History program, curating, blog posts

Video: Provoking Magic


Ingo Maurer’s most lively exhibit in the historic Andrew Carnegie mansion was his installation of the Carnegies’ portraits above the grand staircase.
Ingo Maurer, lighting design, light, Provoking Magic, Exhibition, video, Andrew Carnegie, Louise Carnegie, Mansion, installation, portraits, staircase

"It was time for a change, Louise..."


Ingo Maurer and his extraordinary team of designers and technicians have managed to dramatically transform the second floor of the Carnegie Mansion into a fiesta of lights and objects.
Ingo Maurer, lighting design, light, Provoking Magic, Exhibition, LED, wallpaper, coffee table, portraits, Andrew Carnegie, Louise Carnegie, staircase, Carnegie mansion, intimate, domestic

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