Exhibition

Cooper-Hewitt: Felt Makers-Terelj, Mongolia


Filmed by Chrtstine Martens. Made with the support of the Asian Cultural Council Fashioning Felt presents an extraordinary range of felt. From two-dimensional carpets to three-dimensional environments, each work reveals the virtuosity of both the material and the designers. The exhibition and book focus on felt that has been produced by traditional hand- or machine-felting processes; they exclude non-woven felt and techniques, in order to underscore the essential elements of feltmaking — wool fiber, agitation, moisture, and pressure.
Mongolia, wool, felt, Fashioning Felt, Exhibition, yurt, sheep, fiber, camel, horse, friction, Terelj, Christine Martens

Cooper-Hewitt: Provoking Magic - Lighting of Ingo Maurer


This retrospective of the celebrated lighting designer Ingo Maurer will offer a comprehensive overview of his nearly four decades of work. Maurer himself will help select works for display, including rare prototypes, serially produced lamps and one-off pieces, as well as models, photographs and films documenting his illumination projects around the world. A highlight of the exhibition will be lighting installations designed by Maurer specifically for Cooper-Hewitt's galleries.
Ingo Maurer, Industrial Designer, lighting, Provoking Magic, retrospective, Exhibition, Lighting Installations, LED Portrait, Andrew Carnegie, Louise Whitfield

Cooper-Hewitt: Convergence of Craft and Industry - Claudy Jongstra and Kathryn Walter


This program brings together two designers featured in Fashioning Felt who approach incorporating felt into architectural use from different starting places but with beautiful and unexpected endings. Both designers collaborate with architects to create decorative and functional felt interventions. Kathryn Walter works primarily with industrial felt while Claudy Jongstra uses raw wool and natural dyes. See examples of their work and learn about their process, their choice of felt, and where theyd like to take the material next. Moderated by curator, Susan Brown.
Design Felt, Claudy Jongstra, Kathryn Walter, Fashioning Felt, Exhibition, wool, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Rodarte in Conversation with Sally Singer


A conversation with Laura Mulleavy, one of the designers behind Rodarte and Vogues fashion news and features director, Sally Singer. In 2009, Rodarte was Cooper-Hewitts National Design Award Fashion Design finalist and won the CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year Award.
Rodarte, Laura Mulleavy, Kate Mulleavy, sisters, Sally Singer, Vogue, Fashion Week, fashion design, Exhibition, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Chip Kidd + Milton Glaser


Chip Kidd, National Design Award winner in 2007 for Communications Design, speaks with Milton Glaser, National Design Award winner in 2004 for Lifetime Achievement, on work, ideas, and loving New York.
Chip Kidd, Milton Glaser, graphic design, book jacket, book cover, Philip Roth, winner, National Design Awards, Design USA Contemporary Innovation, Exhibition, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Cherry Blossom by Antenna


Industrial designers Masamichi Udagawa and Sigi Moeslinger are partners in the firm Antenna. Udagawa and Moeslinger create functional products for complex systems. For the 2003 Triennial (Inside Design Now), Antenna created a shower of cherry blossoms. Petals float and cluster in relation to the number of visitors traversing the Museum's grand staircase, creating a satisfying symmetry between the electrodes that trigger the blossoms and the nerve endings they touch in us.
Cherry Blossom, Antenna, Industrial Design, Inside Design Now, Exhibition, 2003

Why Design Now?: AGV (automotrice á grande vitesse) [high-speed self-propelled train]


Why? Trains are among the most sustainable forms of transportation, and the AGV is at the forefront of high-speed, energy-efficient train design. Ninety-eight percent of the train is built from recyclable materials, its traction systems and low weight are energy-efficient, and its permanent-magnet synchronous motors and regenerative braking system create electricity and minimize energy loss.
AGV, automotrice á grande vitesse, trains, high speed, self-propelled, recyclable, materials, energy efficient, Alstom, Why Design Now, Exhibition

Why Design Now?: Modular Prosthetic-limb System


Why? The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) sponsored research for this configurable bionic-arm prototype, which mimics the speed and dexterity of a natural limb. Neural-integration strategies are being tested to control the arm and restore sensory feedback, from injectable myoelectric sensors that transmit signals instructing movement to muscle reinnervation, allowing for thought-controlled prostheses.
Modular Prosthetic limb System, prosthetic, bionic, sensory, sensors, reinnervation, thought-controlled, DARPA, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Why Design Now, Exhibition

Why Design Now?: Power Aware Cord


Why? Most people have no sense of their energy usage until they receive their monthly utility bill. The Power Aware cord is a poetic gesture that indicates energy is flowing to an appliance through glowing pulses and intensity of light. For instance, changing the volume on stereo equipment becomes immediately visible, as does the silent drain of electricity from appliances on standby.
Power Aware cord, energy usage, visualization, light, Interactive Institute, Why Design Now, Exhibition

Why Design Now?: M10 Kite-Power System


Why? This kite system harnesses the winds energy with a tethered wing that flies at high altitudes where the wind is both strong and more consistent. As the kite sweeps through a vast amount of area, small wing-mounted turbines extract power from the wind, converting it into electrical power. The tether transmits electrical power to the ground, where special conditioning hardware connects to a power grid.
2 M10 Kite Power System, kite, wind power, renewable energy, turbine, tether, Makani Power, Why Design Now, Exhibition

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