Design News

Design in the Face of Disaster

Posted by William Berry, on Friday March 05, 2010

Design in the Face of Disaster, a discussion on how design can alleviate some of the innumerable problems facing Haiti right now. Watch a video of the program and check out our other past program videos on our video site.

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Rodarte in Conversation with Sally Singer

Posted by William Berry, on Tuesday February 23, 2010

Laura Mulleavy, one of the designers behind Rodarte and Vogue’s fashion news and features director, Sally Singer were at Cooper-Hewitt this past Saturday discussing Rodarte’s work.

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Rodarte Party

Posted by Jennifer Northrop, on Friday February 19, 2010

Fashion Week closed with a big, fabulous bang last night at Cooper-Hewitt where Laura and Kate Mulleavy graced us with their extraordinary craft and design. 

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Rodarte Show

Posted by Caroline Baumann, on Wednesday February 17, 2010

Rodarte show was like no other—breathtakingly beautiful materials in muted tones combined to communicate a dreamy state. Gorgeous pieces with surprising, mixed use of knits, lace, felt and silk. 

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Design Contest for K-12 Students

Posted by Caroline Payson, on Wednesday February 03, 2010

Cooper-Hewitt is delighted to once again partner with Google for the Doodle 4 Google design competition.
K-12 students from across the country are challenged to think like designers, using Google’s iconic logo to convey their hopes and dreams inspired by the theme, “If I Could Do Anything I Would….”

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Quicktake: Rodarte - Behind the Scenes Part 2

Posted by Sarah Scaturro, on Wednesday January 27, 2010

Before any mannequin dressing begins, proper museum protocol regarding the intake of objects must be followed. The process generally goes like this:

First, the boxes or crates are opened in a clean and secure gallery or room that has environmental controls (including a specific relative humidity and temperature).

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Quicktake: Rodarte - Behind the Scenes Part 1

Posted by Sarah Scaturro, on Monday January 25, 2010

The first thing that comes to my mind when planning for an exhibition that has fashion is: how do we want to show the garments? Typically the answer is “on a mannequin”. 

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Design Miami 2009

Posted by Debbie Ahn, on Thursday January 21, 2010

Design Watch Members recently explored the international design and contemporary art scene in Miami, including exclusive private collection visits and special events with design luminaries.

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Book Choice - The Story of Eames Furniture

Posted by Bill Moggridge, on Thursday January 07, 2010

This is my favorite design book from 2010. Yes, it’s huge! That’s a twelve inch ruler in the photo.

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Cooper-Hewitt Director

Posted by Paul Herzan, on Thursday January 07, 2010

Over the past several months, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Search Committee has been hard at work conducting an international search for a new Director. There was tremendous interest in this important position and narrowing the field was a difficult challenge, but in the end we are thrilled with our selection.

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