Industrial Design

Russel Wright: Creating American Lifestyle


This first major retrospective of one of the country's greatest industrial designers explores the products and ideas developed and marketed by Russel Wright, inventor of a gracious, informal, and contemporary approach to the middle-class, mid-century American home.
Industrial Design, Russel Wright, 20th century, exhibitions, American, democratization, housewares, home furnishings, textiles, dinnerware, furniture design, ch:exhibition=35350109

Shock of the Old: Christopher Dresser


This exhibition, the first full-scale museum retrospective of Dresser’s work, introduced his work to American audiences.
Shock of the Old, Christopher Dresser, exhibitions, Industrial Design, 19th century, industrial production, retrospective, ch:exhibition=35350293

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

M&M


Moorhead & Moorhead, brothers Granger and Robert, welcomed Cooper-Hewitt Members to their studio last evening.
Moorhead & Moorhead, Granger Moorhead, Robert Moorhead, brothers, Architecture, Industrial Design, studio, tour, members, Exhibition, Designer, Design with the Other 90%: Cities

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

Postcard from Tokyo


I was delighted by this New Year’s card from Takeshi Ishiguro in Tokyo. On the front was an image of a snow covered landscape, with one of those crisp blue skies that only seem to visit Japan when it’s cold.
Takeshi Ishiguro, product design, Industrial Design, Creative Lab, studio, Tokyo, Japan, postcard, light light, lamp, feather, Mutant Materials in Contemporary Design, Exhibition, 1995, MOMA, Book of Lights, Artecnica

Monday at Muehling’s


Ted Muehling, curator of Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyr Glass from the Permanent Collection invited Cooper-Hewitt’s Design Watch Members to his SoHo showroom for a private behind-the-scenes visit. On this rainy Monday, Members passed the noisy construction on Howard Street, left their umbrellas by the door, and retreated into a haven of design.
Ted Muehling, Industrial Design, metals, jewelry, selects, Exhibition, Lobmeyr, Glass, permanent collection, Design Watch, members, behind-the-scenes, tour, showroom, studio, visits

Every Child Should Know About Design


I wish all children in the United States could know about design and have some experience of it before they reach high school age, and that design could be an option in the curriculum during the high school years, so that they could be aware of the value of design thinking in solving problems, or build a portfolio to apply for a design program at University level if they want.
Children, kids, students, design education, knowledge, experience, school, aspiration, career path, problem solving, Industrial Design, study, design program, curriculum, Britain, UK, London, center, creative industries, major

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

WANTED: Apple products for the National Design Museum's Collection


As the Smithsonian’s National Design Museum, Cooper-Hewitt seeks to acquire the best examples of industrial design, and much of the permanent collection has been built through the generosity of donors. 
apple, products, Industrial Design, permanent collection, donations, credit, Cynthia Trope, associate curator, iBook, iMac G5, Macbook Pro, Macbook Air

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