Digital rendering of a vertical book cover. The title, in large, black letters, that spans four lines reads "Nature: Collaborations in Design". The words are a blend of a serif and a san serif typeface. The background is white. Within the text of the title, two amoeba-like shapes overlap. One of these shapes is a blurry blend of red, orange, and blue. At the bottom of the cover reads "Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial / co-organized with Cube design museum".
Nature: Collaborations in Design
With design, we have the ability to become active agents in our relationship with nature. Nature: Collaborations in Design is a companion to the exhibition Nature—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, co-organized with Cube design museum.
The cover for The Senses: Design Beyond Vision exhibition book with the title of the exhibition set against a dark grey background and interspersed within a list of words describing sensory experiences, like "icky," "lemony," and "foamy."
The Senses: Design Beyond Vision
A powerful reminder to anyone who thinks design is primarily a visual pursuit, The Senses accompanies a major exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum that explores how space, materials, sound, and light affect the mind and body. Learn how contemporary designers, including Petra Blaisse, Bruce Mau, Malin+Goetz, and many others, engage sensory experience. Multisensory...
Book cover for "Jewelry of Ideas: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection". The title appears at the top, and the gray background is peppered with burnt orange punctuation marks. An image at lower left pictures a necklace consisting of two rectangular plates to which plastic, pale teal stars are affixed to the back.
The Jewelry of Ideas: The Susan Grant Lewin Collection
The Jewelry of Ideas is published in conjunction with Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s exhibition celebrating gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection of contemporary jewelry. This renowned collection, built by the New York–based Lewin over several decades and recently donated to Cooper Hewitt, captures the diversity and achievements of art, or studio, jewelry with...
Scraps: Fashion, Textiles, and Creative Reuse
The textile and fashion industries produce millions of tons of solid waste every year through the many processes used—from yarn production, weaving, knitting, dyeing, and finishing to apparel construction, quality inspection, and unsold goods—generating waste at each step. Typically, this waste is sent to landfills, incinerated, or, at best, recycled into low-quality fibers used for...
By the People: Designing a Better America
The catalog to the exhibition, By the People: Designing a Better America, examines how design is effectively challenging poverty and social inequality across America. Available online through SHOP Cooper Hewitt.
Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial
Seeking the sublime in the most innovative new design across all categories, Beauty showcases the most exciting and provocative international design created during the past three years. Born out of Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum’s 2016 Triennial of the same name and curated by Andrea Lipps and Ellen Lupton, the objects featured cause us to...
How Posters Work
With its unique focus on visual language, Ellen Lupton’s How Posters Work is more than another poster book. Rather than provide a history of the genre or a compilation of collectibles, the book is organized around active design principles. Concepts such as “Simplify,” “Focus the eye,” “Exploit the diagonal,” and “Say two things at once”...
A large book, shaped like an oversized brick, in bright red, that says in all caps MAKING DESIGN along the spine, beside cooper hewitt logo, and the numbers 210,000 and 1145 on the front cover
Making Design
To mark the occasion of Cooper Hewitt’s reopening, and virtual and physical renovation, the museum is publishing an expansive book based on its unparalleled collection, which consists of more than 210,000 objects from all over the world, spanning 30 centuries. Designed by Irma Boom, and a wonderful design object in itself at over 900 pages,...
Text says TOOLS above a photo of a single clothespin
From the earliest times to the present, tools have been at the frontier of design, demonstrating how technology and culture are inextricably linked.