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COOPER HEWITT RELEASES NEW E-BOOK, WIDOWS UNVEILED: FASHIONABLE MOURNING IN LATE VICTORIAN NEW YORK
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum today announced the release of its sixth DesignFile e-book, Widows Unveiled: Fashionable Mourning in Late Victorian New York by Rebecca McNamara. Illustrated with images of period costumes, jewelry, accessories, drawings and photographs, Widows Unveiled analyzes mourning etiquette and its accoutrements, interprets the abundant negative stereotypes of widows in visual culture and explains...
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Cooper Hewitt Presents “Ellen DeGeneres Selects”
American television host, actress, writer and entrepreneur Ellen DeGeneres has guest curated the next exhibition in Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s “Selects” series. On view Nov. 11–May 21, 2017, in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Collection Gallery, “Ellen DeGeneres Selects” is the 14th in the ongoing series in which prominent designers, artists and architects are...
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UNPRECEDENTED ACCESS TO COOPER HEWITT’S COLLECTION FOLLOWING 18-MONTH MASS DIGITIZATION EFFORT
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announced today the completion of a comprehensive year-and-a-half project to digitize its collection, with more than 200,000 objects now accessible online via collection.cooperhewitt.org. The user-friendly interface enables all audiences—casual browsers, designers, curators, educators, students and scholars—to explore and examine one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of design works...
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COOPER HEWITT ANNOUNCES FALL 2016 PUBLIC PROGRAMS
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum announces a variety of stimulating programs this fall for students, teachers, design professionals, families and the general public. Highlights include exhibition-related lectures and workshops on textiles, creative reuse and socially responsible design; conversations with influential and game-changing design practitioners; the return of the Design by Hand, led by world-renowned embroidery...
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Cooper Hewitt to Represent United States at London Design Biennale
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum today announced that it will represent the United States at the inaugural London Design Biennale at Somerset House this September. The London Design Biennale will mark the first time that Cooper Hewitt’s Immersion Room and Pen, developed by the museum in collaboration with leading design firms and made possible through...
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COOPER HEWITT ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 17TH ANNUAL NATIONAL DESIGN AWARDS
Today, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Director Caroline Baumann announced the winners of the 2016 National Design Awards, recognizing excellence and innovation across a variety of disciplines in 11 categories. Now in its 17th year, the annual awards were established to promote design as a vital humanistic tool in shaping the world. The award recipients...
Detonado Chair, 2013
Reclaimed Thonet wicker, woven nylon and epoxy painted steel
28.54 x 42.13 x 33.46 inches 72.5 x 107 x 85 cm
Edition of 8
Cooper Hewitt to Present Design by Hand Series Featuring Estudio Campana
This May, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum presents the fifth installment of Design by Hand, a biannual series of public programs that celebrate the craftsmanship, innovations and merits of pioneering design organizations. Held May 16–18 during NYCxDesign, the spring series features Humberto Campana of the Campana Brothers, who, along with creative staff from Estudio Campana,...
Patriot Radio
1940
Designed by Norman Bel Geddes (American, 1893–1958)
Manufactured by Emerson Radio and Phonograph Corp. (New York, New York, USA)
Cast phenolic plastic (Catalin), molded urea plastic, molded cellulose acetate, embossed acetate, metal
H x W x D: 20.3 x 27.9 x 14 cm (8 in. x 11 in. x 5 1/2 in.)
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Photo: Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution
Highlights of Permanent Collection Featured in Series of New Exhibitions
“Energizing the Everyday: Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection,” opening April 28, celebrates the exceptional gifts from the collector to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. On view through March 2017, the exhibition will display some of the most important modernist objects—from radios to furniture—alongside contextual works drawn from the museum’s collection. “‘Energizing the...
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Cooper Hewitt to Present Exhibition on Textile Industry Innovations This Fall
Featuring creative and alternative approaches to confronting textile industry waste, “Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse,” on view Sept. 23–April 16, 2017, presents the work of three designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process. Highlighting contemporary design that embraces the tradition of using handcraft to give new life to scraps and...