Cooper-Hewitt: Design Imitates Life - Andrew Jimenez of Pixar

Thursday June 21, 2012Andrew Jimenez is Director of Short groups at Pixar Animation Studios. Together with Brad Bird, Andy developed the use of pre-visualization 2D and 3d storyboard animatics, a technique utilized on both films. Design Imitates Life, Andrew Jimenez, Pixar, animator, animation, 2D, 3D, pre-visualization, animatics, talk, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Design for the Other 90%

Thursday June 21, 2012Designers, engineers, students and professors, architects, and social entrepreneurs from all over the globe are devising cost-effective ways to increase access to food and water, energy, education, healthcare, revenue-generating activities, and affordable transportation for those who most need them. And an increasing number of initiatives are providing solutions for underserved populations in developed countries such as the United States. Design for the Other 90%, Exhibition, underserved populations, developing countries, poverty, sustainable, sustainability, solutions, initiatives, access, accessibility, affordable, innovation, policy, transformation

Cooper-Hewitt: Design = The Bottom Line

Thursday June 21, 2012Bruce Nussbaum, Assistant Managing Editor of BusinessWeek leads business luminaries including Tim Brown, Chief Executive Officer of IDEO, Claudia Kotchka, Vice President, Design Innovation and Strategy, Procter & Gamble, and Gael Towey, Chief Creative Officer of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia as they discuss the importance of design to business. Business, Bottom Line, Bruce Nussbaum, Business Week, Tim Brown, IDEO, Claudia Kotchka, Procter & Gamble, Gael Towey, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Antiques of the Future - Lisa S. Roberts

Thursday June 21, 2012Which of today's everyday design products will become the antique treasures of tomorrow? Lisa S. Roberts, author of Antiques of the Future, architect and home furnishing designer, will share her tips for collecting and favorite design objects with future value. Participants will leave with the know-how to start their own museum-quality collections with little investment! Antiques of the Future, Lisa S. Roberts, architect, home furnishing designer, collecting, tips, favorite, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Design Du Jour - Presentation: The End of the Plate?

Thursday June 21, 2012Katsuya Fukushima (minibar, Washington, DC) discusses experimentation and iconoclastic new ways of presenting food.Design Du Jour, Katsuya Fukushima, chef, Minibar, Washington DC, food presentation, experimentation, iconoclast, talk, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Unity of Opposites: A Conversation with Doshi-Levien

Thursday June 21, 2012Join London-based design duo Nipa Doshi and Jonathan Levien in a conversation about their new furniture collection for Moroso that combines handmade and industrial production, a design approach that reflects a cross-cultural creative process. The discussion is moderated by Julie Lasky, Editor-In-Chief of I.D. Magazine.Unity of Opposites, Nipa Doshi, Jonathan Levien, Doshi Levien, Designer, London, Industrial Design, industrial production, handmade, furniture, Moroso, cross-cultural, Julie Lasky, I.D. Magazine, Matilda McQuaid, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: How and Why Things Work - Keynote, Ellen Lupton

Thursday June 21, 2012Curator Ellen Lupton uses concrete examples to discuss how designed objects and environments affect human behavior. Through objects from the past and present, she demonstrates how good design can solve everyday problems.How Things Work, Ellen Lupton, curator, contemporary design, objects, product design, solving problems, keynote, talk, Lecture, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Contemporary Architecture and the Legacy of Piranesi

Thursday June 21, 2012Some of the most significant architects of our era have cited designer and architect Giovanni Battista Piranesi's influence on their work. Learn how architects Peter Eisenman, Founder and Principal, Eisenman Architects; Michael Graves, Founder and Principal, Michael Graves & Associates; and Robert Venturi, Principal of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates are inspired by Piranesi's eclectic and imaginative approach to his designs. Stan Allen, Principle of Stan Allen Architect and Dean of the School of Architecture at Princeton University, moderates the discussion.Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Piranesi, Piranesi as Designer, Exhibition, influence, legacy, Architecture, 18th century, Italian, contemporary, Peter Eisenman, Michael Graves, Robert Venturi, Stan Allen, architect, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: IDEO- Eye on Emerging and Disruptive Technologies

Thursday June 21, 2012Emerging technologies can be potentially quite disruptive to our lives and businesses. Join a team of IDEO leaders who are actively considering the effect these technologies have on designing new experiences, as well as the opportunities and challenges they present for designers and the business community. Participants; Jason Alexander, Practice Lead Software Experiences, Fred Dust, Head of Smart Spaces Practice, and Tom Eich, Location Head, IDEO New YorkIDEO, technologies, disruptive, emerging, Jason Alexander, Fred Dust, Tom Eich, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: An Evening with the Campana Brothers

Thursday June 21, 2012Fernando and Humberto Campana take a low-tech, artisanal approach to design, employing sustainable, readily available, and often recycled materials to craft high design. Together, the two brothers have designed idiosyncratic, evocative, and sometimes humorous works for Edra and H. Stern, among others. Held in conjunction with the opening of Campana Brothers Select: Works from the Permanent Collection, Cooper-Hewitt invites Roberto Stern of H. Stern and Giuliana Michelotti of Edra to join Curatorial Director Cara McCarty and the Campanas in a discussion of their work.Campana Brothers Select, Exhibition, Campana Brothers, Fernando Campana, Humberto Campana, Designer, low-tech, sustainable, recycled, materials, Roberto Stern, Giuliana Michelotti, panel, talk, long, public program