product design

Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office


This exhibition takes a critical look at the household and office objects marketed to and used by women, including telephones, typewriters, desks, washing machines, vacuums, and irons are displayed. Oral histories, advertisements, photographs, and film stills contribute to the narrative.
women, housewares, Industrial Design, product design, consumerism, advertising, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350043

Collecting A to Z: Recent Acquisitions


An alphabetically-arranged exhibition of recent acquisitions. "A is for Architecture" features three studies by architect Aldo Rossi for Euro Disney. "H is for Humor" includes industrial designer Constantin Boym’s Mona Lisa clock. “U is for Universal Design” showcases kitchen tools designed by the New York firm, Smart Design. 
recent acquisitions, permanent collection, textiles, Industrial Design, product design, Architecture, furniture, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349787

Good Offices and Beyond: The Evolution of the Workplace


An exhibition of historical and contemporary office equipment is devoted to the objects designed to help communicate ideas, organize time, and record information, from the manual typewriter to the modern personal digital assistant.
Industrial Design, product design, office design, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350071

Packaging the New: Design and the American Consumer, 1925-1975


More than 200 objects including drawings, products, packaging, and advertising trace the history of "the new.” Works by industrial designers Donald Deskey, Walter Dorwin Teague, Raymond Loewy, and Henry Dreyfuss are on display, as well as a recreation of a 1928 Saks Fifth Avenue window, a 1950s supermarket, and a 1960s Formica kitchen. A “Hall of Obsolescence” features a series of toasters that consumers purchased and re-purchased annually, despite only minor, superficial style "improvements."  
20th century, Industrial Design, housewares, Donald Deskey, Walter Dorwin Teague, Raymond Loewy, Henry Dreyfuss, consumerism, product design, exhibitions, packaging, advertising, ch:exhibition=35349859

Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design


More than 150 objects—an international mix of products, fashion, furniture, architecture, and digital media—explore the role of "skin" as outer surface and structural form. Skin is the frontier of physical contact from person to person and from person to built environment. In contemporary design, surfaces have become active, flexible interfaces that connect and contain bodies, objects, and spaces.
surfaces, interfaces, product design, fashion, furniture design, Architecture, digital media, exhibitions

New Hotels for Global Nomads


Featuring an international mix of architecture, product design, fashion, and media, this exhibition highlights a current generation of hotels that meet tourists' demands for entertainment and business travelers' needs for offices on the road.
Architecture, product design, fashion, hotels, travel, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350233

National Design Triennial: Inside Design Now


A showcase of work by 80 American designers, the second installment of the National Design Triennial includes both conceptual and realized objects from current and emerging leaders in a variety of design fields.
national design triennial, Inside Design Now, exhibitions, Architecture, interior design, landscape design, product design, graphic design, fashion design, new media, ch:exhibition=35350321

Solos: New Design from Israel


Solos: New Design from Israel is the third installment in Cooper-Hewitt’s Solos series and the first museum exhibition of contemporary Israeli design in the United States. 
Solos, New Design from Israel, exhibitions, Israel, product design, furniture design, decorative arts, prototypes

National Design Triennial: Design Life Now


The third National Design Triennial brings together the experimental designs and emerging ideas of 87 designers and firms who are leaders, innovators, or emerging figures in the world of design. The exhibition features work created between 2003-2006, including animation, new media, fashion design, robotics, architecture, product design, and graphic design.
national design triennial, Design Life Now, exhibitions, animation, new media, fashion design, robotics, Architecture, product design, graphic design, 21st century, ch:exhibition=35350897

Curators Select: Recent Acquisitions, 2003–2008


This exhibition will feature recent acquisitions to all four of the museum's collecting departments: Product Design and Decorative Arts; Drawings, Prints and Graphic Design; Textiles; and Wallcoverings.
curators select, recent acquisitions, permanent collection, exhibitions, product design, decorative arts, drawings, prints, graphic design, textiles, wallcoverings, ch:exhibition=35350961

Pages