The opening exhibition of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Design. Conceived by the Vienna-based architect and designer, Hans Hollein, this exhibition examines the meaning, realities, problems, and possibilities of design in everyday life. Objects of daily use, such as a piece of cloth or a hammer, take on new dimensions and depths of meaning as they evolve and adapt in the context of different places, people, and times. An international group of leading architects and designers collaborated on the show, including Nader Ardalan, Peter M. Bode, R. Buckminster Fuller, Murray Grigor, Arata Isozaki, Richard Meier, George Nelson, Karl Schlamminger, Ettore Sottsass, O. M. Ungers, and Hans Hollein.
Sponsored by The Johnson Wax Company.