Director

Sitting on Sculpture


Many people say “Chippendale” when they see a chair with a carved and pierced back.  While it is true that Thomas Chippendale designed such chairs and his workshop produced similar models, the reason such chairs bear his name is because of the book of designs he published, The Gentleman and Cabinetmaker’s Director the first edition of which was in 1754.
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Bill Moggridge's Books


The global design community suffered a great loss when Bill Moggridge passed away in September 2012 following a battle with cancer. Bill was a pioneer of interaction design, a co-founder of IDEO, and director of the Cooper-Hewitt museum. Here's the story of his personal library, which is now open to the public digitally and physically.
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Bill Moggridge moves in with the Education department


While the office trailers have been a fixture in Cooper-Hewitt’s garden for the last two years, they recently gained a high-profile resident. Cooper-Hewitt’s Director, Bill Moggridge, has migrated from his grand office in the Museum’s mansion into the Education department trailer for the next month.
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The Curve of Forgotten Things


It’s been just over a year since the stunning Rodarte exhibition here at Cooper-Hewitt. Known for finding inspiration in unexpected things, the prolific Rodarte duo have just released a fashion film to accompany their Spring 2011 collection.
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Bill Moggridge Wins Britain’s 2010 Prince Philip Designers Prize


Bill Moggridge, director of Cooper-Hewitt, was awarded the 2010 Prince Philip Designers Prize Tuesday, Nov. 9. The U.K.’s most prestigious design prize is awarded annually to recognize a lifetime contribution to design.
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Audio Design Matters 2009-2011


Hear Cooper-Hewitt Director Bill Moggridge talk about design with Debbie Millman on Design Observer.    
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Cooper-Hewitt Director


Over the past several months, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s Search Committee has been hard at work conducting an international search for a new Director. There was tremendous interest in this important position and narrowing the field was a difficult challenge, but in the end we are thrilled with our selection.
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Cooper-Hewitt's New Acting Director


As you may know, Paul Warwick Thompson, the Museum’s director of eight years, has resigned to accept the position of rector of the Royal College of Art in London. Starting July 13th, I will serve as acting director of the museum while a ten-member committee, of which I am a part, searches for a permanent director.
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