New Design from Israel is an exhibition of work by nineteen Israeli designers who are exploring the sculptural, material, functional, and conceptual possibilities of useful things.
The first museum exhibition of contemporary Israeli design in the U.S., New Design from Israel covered approximately 25 works, including prototypes, experimental objects, and production pieces. Only 700 copies printed; only available at The Shop at Cooper-Hewitt.
Ellen Lupton is curator of contemporary design at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and director of the Graphic Design MFA program at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in Baltimore.
Exhibitions she has curated and co-curated include the National Design Triennial series (2000, 2003, 2006, 2010), Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table, 1500–2005 (2006), Solos: New Design from Israel (2006), and Graphic Design in the Mechanical Age (1999), all at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Lupton is a 2007 recipient of the AIGA Gold Medal, one of the highest honors given to a graphic designer or design educator in the U.S.