Talks

Photo Credit: YMER&MALTA
05/11
Wednesday
Wed. May 11, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Revisiting the French traditions of “savoir-faire” marquetry, inlaying, and carving, French design studio Ymer&Malta creates limited edition contemporary furniture and design objects. Produced using timeless materials – marble, leather, glass, and wood – Ymer&Malta pieces are precious objects that are built to last and remain relevant far into the future. Ymer&Malta Director Valérie Maltaverne will... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Cangaço Collection, Campana Brothers. Photo courtesy of the Firma Casa gallery.
05/16
Monday
Mon. May 16, 2016
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join us as Humberto Campana discusses Estudio Campana’s work in conversation with Caroline Baumann, Director of Cooper Hewitt. Estudio Campana, founded in 1983 by Humberto and Fernando Campana, is renowned for its use of every day or discarded objects to create expressive new forms. The São Paulo-based design firm has explored a wide range of... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Detonado Sofa, 2013 Campana Brothers.     Photo courtesy of the Estudio Campana
05/18
Wednesday
Wed. May 18, 2016
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Estudio Campana, founded by Humberto and Fernando Campana, is renown for its use of every day or discarded objects to create expressive new forms. In this workshop, participants will learn how Estudio Campana designers experiment and play with natural and synthetic materials to create furniture and housewares. Working alongside the designers, participants will create their... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
PolyThread
A project by Jenny E. Sabin, Jenny Sabin Studio
Commissioned by Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum for “Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial”, 2016
Photo by Matt Flynn
06/01
Wednesday
Wed. June 1, 2016
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Jenny E. Sabin’s work is at the forefront of a new direction for twenty-first-century architectural practice—one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science, and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures.  Her experimental architectural design studio develop models and prototypes for high-tech and high-performance composite fabrics, such... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Édouard Guichard
Die Harmonie der Farben
[The harmony of colors]
Frankfurt a.M.: Wilhelm Rommel, 1882
Purchased by the Margery F. Masinter Endowment
06/18
Saturday
Sat. June 18, 2016
3:00pm to 5:30pm
Create your own color harmonies in a book-arts workshop with Esther K. Smith, pioneer designer of handmade books and co-founder of Purgatory Pie Press.  Inspired by the Smithsonian Libraries’ exhibition Color in a New Light, the workshop will include a display of rare books on color theory from the museum’s collection. Participants will create their own... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128