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ICFF 2011 and Beyond...


Design Watch Members explored the International Contemporary Furniture Fair with Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director. The tour’s theme, wallcoverings and textiles, led us to Scrapwood Wallpaper Made in Holland by Piet Hein Eek
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Scholars: 2011 College Campus Tour


Our first stop included a visit to Massachusetts Institute of Technology. A meeting with Scot Osterweil, Director of the Education Arcade at the MIT Media Lab, left students awe struck as they tested out games to promote learning.
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Innovative Design at NYPL


Yesterday Design Watch Members toured the 10,500 square-foot library branch in Battery Park City, New York Public Library’s ‘greenest’ location. NYPL wanted a forward-looking design to emphasize their commitment to the 21st century.  
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Making of an Exhibition


A small group of Cooper-Hewitt Members had the special privilege of going on an installation tour of Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay. In the galleries, geometric prints popped with color and movement.
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M&M


Moorhead & Moorhead, brothers Granger and Robert, welcomed Cooper-Hewitt Members to their studio last evening.
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Simply Smart Design


Design is about people, not things… Not just a catchphrase, it’s the key to Smart Design’s success. 
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Studio Visit to Selldorf Architects


Selldorf Architects, located at Manhattan’s Union Square, recently opened their studio to Cooper-Hewitt’s Design Watch Members.
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Design Miami Highlights


Lisa Roberts, Cooper-Hewitt Board of Trustees member and I had an exciting time experiencing our very own rapid prototyping at Luminaire—Francois Brument's one of a kind vessels result from sound waves combined with digital 3-D modeling techniques.
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Design Miami: Inside/Outside Day 2


Another day with Design Watch Members in Miami…. First stop: 1111 Lincoln Road with architect Nils Sanderson from Swiss architects’ Herzog & de Mueron’s office.  
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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. 
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