furniture

Solos: Matali Crasset


In the fourth installment of the Solos exhibition series, Cooper-Hewitt presents an interactive light and sound installation by the celebrated French industrial designer, Matali Crasset. Crasset’s work explores residential and urban rituals and the domestication of technology, comprising industrial design products, graphics, theater sets, wallpaper, and furniture.
Solos, Matali Crasset, exhibitions, Installations, interactive, light installation, sound installation, Industrial Design, graphic design, theater, wallpaper, furniture, rituals, technology

Hot stuff from ICFF 2011


The International Contemporary Furniture Fair is a fun place to visit each year for new trends and ideas in commercial design. Sustainability was a hot theme in the school projects
International Contemporary Furniture Fair, ICFF, 2011, sustainability, furniture, commercial design, school projects, trends

The Shredded Series


Belgian industrial designer Jens Praet’s Shredded Series upcycles old magazines and paper into handcrafted furniture.
Jens Praet, Industrial Design, Shredded Series, upcycle, furniture, waste, paper, recycle, reuse, Industry Gallery, Fossilized

Scenes from Steelcase


Cooper-Hewitt’s Design Watch Members visited Steelcase for a private tour of the showroom and sunset reception on the terrace overlooking Columbus Circle.
Steelcase, visit, tour, Design Watch, members, showroom, trends, media, space, Convergence, furniture, technology, work, spaces, collaborative, Cobi, chair, feature, Exhibition, Why Design Now, Triennial, Eno, interactive, whiteboards, i2i, seating, solutions

Book Choice - The Story of Eames Furniture


This is my favorite design book from 2010. Yes, it’s huge! That’s a twelve inch ruler in the photo.
Story of Eames furniture, furniture, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Gestalten, publications, Herman Miller, photos, pattern drawings, portraits, Less and More design ethos of Dieter Rams, European, modernism, Industrial Design, materials, USA, Marilyn Neuhart, author, biographies, Eames Repertory Company, Eero Saarinen, Deborah Sussman

Felt at ICFF


I was delighted to see that Lerival – Furniture by Architects is carrying Morehead & Morehead’s brilliant Felt Stool (1).  
International Contemporary Furniture Fair, ICFF, Lerival, furniture, architects, Morehead & Morehead, Felt Stool, synthetic, hand-made, seating, Tanya Aguiñiga, Soft Rocks, pieces, colorful, mixed-media, metal, folding chairs, Gräf & Lantz, wine, accessories, home furnishings, Swiss, wool, coarse, Anne Kyyrö Quinn, strips, wall treatments, acoustics, ABR of Barcelona, Modular, Feel-Thru, room divider, panels, suspend, magnets, curtain, Design Deutschland, Stamp, Hey-Sign, Peter Van Tuyl, DIY, installation, carpet, Rosemary Mifsud, MIO, Green, bowls, lamps, Slice, Lene Frantzen, Berin LLC, FilzFelt

Design Trio: Cooper-Hewitt, west elm, David Stark


On March 3, Cooper-Hewitt’s Members (Contributing level and above) joined the private opening of west elm’s newest location on the upper west side. Event designer extraordinaire David Stark created one-of-a-kind furniture and objects from recycled west elm packing materials and catalogs.
West Elm, Upper West Side, New York City, NYC, store opening, David Stark, event desinger, furniture, objects, housewares, recycled, materials, catalogs, auction, Display

Social Life


Many people complain that technology is isolating people from their fellow humans. I disagree. E-mail, cell phones, FedEx, Blackberries, and other systems are keeping people more in touch than ever. Indeed, many of us are expected to be “reachable” 24/7.
social life, technology, technologies, connection, isolation, conversation, virtual vs physical, Design Life Now, Exhibition, Triennial, blogging, SpeakUp, OMA, libraries, Rem Koolhaus, software, computer, languages, free, open source, open-source, Processing, furniture, collaboration, Herman Miller, publishing, inclusive, participatory, DIY, Do It Yourself, culture, Readymade, Make, social impact, interaction, input, feedback, new media

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