Industrial Design

Cooper-Hewitt: 2008 National Design Awards Winners' Panel


Michael Bierut, this year's winner of the Design Mind award, discusses the state of contemporary design with our National Design Awards winners: Tom Kundig, FAIA; Scott Stowell (OPEN); Ralph Rucci; Lucinda Sanders (OLIN); and Charles Harrison.
National Design Awards, 2008, Winners Panel, contemporary design, Michael Bierut, Pentagram, Tom Kundig, Olson Kundig Architects, Scott Stowell, Open, Ralph Rucci, Lucinda Sanders, Olin, Charles Harrison, Architecture, Industrial Design, fashion, panel, talk, long, public program

DesignBoost NYC: Jamer Hunt


DesignBoost NYC was a two-day design conference held at Cooper-Hewitt in June 2011. Thirteen speakers specializing in everything from biomechanics to filmmaking addressed the conference's theme, "Design Beyond Design" in this series of short talks.
DesignBoost, 2011, conference, Design beyond Design, Jamer Hunt, transdisciplinary design, Industrial Design, Parsons, New School, scale, scalar, eames, Powers of Ten, talk, long

DesignBoost NYC: Harry Allen


DesignBoost NYC was a two-day design conference held at Cooper-Hewitt in June 2011. Thirteen speakers specializing in everything from biomechanics to filmmaking addressed the conference's theme, "Design Beyond Design" in this series of short talks.
DesignBoost, 2011, conference, Design beyond Design, Harry Allen, Industrial Design, Designer, talk, long

Cooper-Hewitt Visits Smart Design


The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt has recently acquired several original prototypes and drawings used to develop OXO's Good Grips product line. Cooper-Hewitt curators identified this line for the museum's collection because the products were a game-changing innovation iconic of late 20th century design. Watch this video to learn more about the story behind the objects.
Smart Design, davin stowell, dan formosa, gail davidson, cindy trope, sarah coffin, product design, ID, Industrial Design, NYC, oxo, good grips, ergonomics, late 20th century design

Bill's Design Talks: Scott Wilson


Museum director, Bill Moggridge, in conversation with industrial designer, Scott Wilson.
Scott Wilson, Industrial Designer, Industrial Design, MINIMAL, bills design talks, Chicago, talk, long, public program

Take Your Choice: Contemporary Product Design


This exhibition is devoted to the connection between consumers and product innovation through an exploration of the impact production processes, materials, and product styling have on commercial appeal.
product design, Industrial Design, processes, materials, exhibitions

American Enterprise: Nineteenth-Century Patent Models


An exhibition of patent models from the golden age of American invention. The 500 miniature models on display were submitted to the United States Patent Office between 1836 to 1880, the years models were a required part of the patent application. These objects—varyingly iconic, quotidian, and curious—are each under 12-inches tall.  
American, 19th century, inventions, product design, Industrial Design, exhibitions

Berlin 1900–1933: Architecture and Design


The architecture, industrial design, graphic design, and decorative arts of Berlin, created between 1900 and 1933, are on display. Objects include handmade silver, textiles, inexpensive colorful household ceramics, Peter Behrens's electrical appliances for Allgemeine Elektricitäts-Gesellschaft (AEG), Jugendstil glass, porcelain by Marguerite Friedlaender Wildenhain, tubular steel furniture by Marcel Breuer and Mart Stam, and architectural drawings by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Berlin, 20th century, Architecture, Industrial Design, graphic design, decorative arts, silver, textiles, ceramics, Porcelain, Glass, furniture, drawings, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350017

Milestones: 50 Years of Goods and Services


A look at 50 ubiquitous consumer products and services that have transformed daily life in the 20th century. Refrigerators, washer/dryers, televisions, and videocassette recorders are among the items highlighted in seven household settings: a living room, laundry room, kitchen, bathroom, child’s bedroom, and garage.
20th century, Industrial Design, product design, housewares, exhibitions

Initial Concepts: Don Wallance Archive


Don Wallance, an industrial designer known for his stainless steel tableware, was keenly interested in how hands work and how people use utensils. His exploration of ergonomics and everyday elegance is the focus of this exhibition of selections from the Museum's recently-acquired Don Wallance archive. This archive is the most complete collection of Wallance's work, and its drawings, prototypes, molds, and finished pieces are on display.
Don Wallance, archives, Industrial Design, 20th century, tableware, utensils, ergonomics, dining, exhibitions

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