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Cooper-Hewitt: Designing the Modern Kids’ Rooms with Cookie Magazine (Pt1 of 2)
Cookie Magazine, the stylish parenting magazine for the new mom and dad, fills its pages and website with gorgeous, fanciful, and delightful examples of kids’ rooms. Join Cookie Home Editor, Kiera Coffee, for a presentation by selected kids’ room designers including Adam Weintraub and Mishi Hosono from KOKO Architecture, Jennifer Ward from MINOR DETAILS, and...
Cooper-Hewitt: 2008 National Design Awards – Jury Panel
Members of the 2008 National Design Awards jury discuss the selection process and reveal this year’s winners and finalists. The Jury Panel brings together a diverse group of design leaders, including: Mark Robbins, Dean, School of Architecture, Syracuse University and Raquel Tudela, Global Creative Director, Bloomberg LP
Cooper-Hewitt: Finding Design Solutions
Designers Sergio Palleroni and Bryan Bell discuss the relevance and potential for design to solve critical issues in the world. They describe projects being executed internationally with their college students to foster civic environmentalism and address issues such as hunger, community, and unemployment.
Contemporary Architecture and the Legacy of Piranesi
Some 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...
Antiques of the Future – Lisa S. Roberts
Which 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!
Tonight: Bill’s Design Talk with Michael Graves
The St. Coletta School, designed by Michael Graves in 2001. Internationally renowned architect and designer Michael Graves will provide an intimate portrait of his celebrated career and discuss the influences that shaped his thinking and approach to design—from his early days as a student and a recipient of the prestigious Prix de Rome, to his...
Meier’s Many Models
  On September 24, Design Watch Members were treated to a rare look into the Richard Meier & Partners Model Gallery in Long Island City, overlooking the Pepsi-Cola sign and the East River. A mammoth model of The Getty Center greeted viewers: made of basswood and birch, the 25’ x 25’ model rested on 16...
Pure Blend / Puras Misturi
Coffee vending machine designed by a street vendor.   “We are buying artifacts from all over the country, made by common people, to constitute a collection of popular design. Our intention is to show the extraordinary resourcefulness of our material culture.” – Adélia Borges   Brazilian curator and former director of the Museu da Casa...
10 Membership Moments in 2010
2010 was a year to remember for Cooper-Hewitt Members. Check out the 10 Membership Moments in 2010 slideshow below. Around town, Cooper-Hewitt Members were among the first to access fairs—from historic to contemporary design—New York Auto Show, ICFF, International Fine Art & Antiques Dealers Show, and IFPDA Print Fair. Throughout the year, Members took a...