As the seventh curators in this exhibition series, the Brazilian design team of Fernando and Humberto Campana mined the Museum’s collection departments and chose a diverse group of more than 30 objects, dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries. The selected pieces, which range from book illustrations and jewelry to furniture and wallpaper designs, blend unexpected media, layer varied forms, and weave intricate patterns and lines. The exploration of interwoven ideas and unconventional materials has been a hallmark of the Campana Brothers’ work, and the exhibition will feature a new piece of furniture designed by the brothers specifically for Cooper-Hewitt. The newly commissioned work completes their TransPlastic series, which documents the battle between nature and plastic.
Campana Brothers Select: Works from the Permanent Collection is sponsored in part by H.Stern Jewelers.
Media support is provided by Elle.
Additional support is provided by Craig Robins and Ambra Medda.