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Vase made of multicolored glass squares
Like a Patchwork of Light
Murano, an island located just north of Venice, Italy, in the Laguna Veneta, has been a glass-making center since the late 13th century. This cheerfully colorful pezzato (dappled) vase was produced by the Venini Glassworks of Murano. Founded by Paulo Venini in 1925, the firm retained the great technical traditions of Venetian glass-working methods while developing a new...
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A Deeper Dive: Design Miami/ Tour Highlights
It is easy to miss the highlights when you don’t know where to look. At Design Miami/ 2012, there were many, and the guided tours I led sought to help visitors navigate the fair by taking a deep dive into the content, illuminating themes and historical continuity in the contemporary work. What follow are five...
Glass Lab at Governors Island
GlassLab, the Corning Museum's live glass design program, features a team of expert glassmakers, who work alongside graphic designers included in Cooper-Hewitt's current exhibition, Graphic Design−Now in Production to create innovative pieces based on the designers' ideas, concepts, and sketches that reflect themes from the exhibition. The GlassLab program has provided acclaimed designers with the...
Only two weeks left!
Only a few short weeks left to see Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyr Glass from the Permanent Collection. Watch designer Ted Muehling and curator Sarah Coffin as they discuss highlights from the exhibition in this 5 minute walkthrough:   Curated by Ted Muehling, the exhibition draws from the museum’s recent acquisition of 163 rare examples of...
From Imperial To Contemporary: A Rediscovery of Traditional Austrian Craft and Manufacturing
Thomas Geisler will speak about contemporary design work in Austria, including Viennese tableware, 20th century and contemporary design. Thomas is design curator at the Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Arts (MAK) in Vienna and co-founder of Vienna Design Week which has initiated projects with contemporary designers and local traditional manufactures such as J.&L. Lobmeyr...
Ted Muehling and Sarah Coffin: Gallery Walkthrough
Watch designer Ted Muehling and curator Sarah Coffin as they discuss highlights from the exhibition, "Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyr Glass from the Permanent Collection" in this 5 minute gallery walkthrough.
Tableware Design in Vienna, 1850-2009
Annette Ahrens will give an overview and the historic lineage of Viennese tableware designs, production and design influences from 1850 to the present day. The talk will focus on the relationship of the Lobmeyr designs to design in Austria and Bohemia-Chekia and of the relationship of Czech production to Lobmeyr in both 19th and 20th...
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Design Miami
  First stop: Moorhead & Moorhead’s Design Miami/ tent exterior. The Cooper-Hewitt group was greeted by brothers, Robert (industrial designer) and Granger (architect), to talk about the dynamic canopied entrance to the design show – a bris soleil of hand cut, twisted vinyl strips that perform a dance of shadows on the ground. Taking a...
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Ted Muehling’s Choice
Ted Muehling Expounds Ted hosted a group of Cooper-Hewitt members at his studio and store in SoHo this week, as you can see from the Monday at Muehling’s post, giving them a peek at his wonderfully creative environment full of glass, emotive sculpture and creatures from the natural world. He is also the guest curator...
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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. As Members sipped...