Object of the Month: Small Diamond chair by Harry Bertoia
Small Diamond chair, model 421-1. Designed by Harry Bertoia (Italian, 1915–1978), upholstery designed by Antoinette Lackner Webster (Toni Prestini) (American, 1909–1998). Manufactured by Knoll Associates, Inc. United States, ca. 1957. Plastic-coated wire, cotton upholstery, foam rubber, 77.5 × 88.9 × 74.9 cm (30 1⁄2 in. × 35 in. × 29 1⁄2 in.). Cooper-Hewitt, National Design...
Unexpected Design
Teens from around the city joined us for a two-day product-design workshop led by instructor Julia Chiang. It was an unexpected design medium for sure – candy! Julia Chiang uses a wide variety of materials in her sculpture and installations, including nostalgic and sweet ring pops. Chiang is known for her use of the colorful...
Cooper-Hewitt: Design Du Jour – Grant Achatz and Martin Kastner
Chef Grant Achatz of Alinea in Chicago, IL and designer/sculptor Martin Kastner discuss experimentation and iconoclastic new ways of presenting food.