Fun Chair
Resembling a child’s toy more than a piece of furniture, the whimsical form of the Spun Chair, designed by Thomas Heatherwick and his team, Heatherwick Studio, came about in answer to the question, ‘Can a rotationally symmetrical form make a comfortable chair?’ Heatherwick and his colleagues were initially inspired by the traditional manufacturing process of...
National Design Library Moves into New Spaces
The Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue, home of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, is closed for the next two years as it undergoes extensive renovations. The Museum’s National Design Library – established in the 1890s by the Museum’s founders, the Hewitt Sisters, at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art –...
Bill Moggridge moves in with the Education department
Bill working in his new office located in the Education Department trailer. While the office trailers have been a fixture in Cooper-Hewitt’s garden for the last two years, they recently gained a high-profile resident. Cooper-Hewitt’s Director, Bill Moggridge, has migrated from his grand office in the Museum’s mansion into the Education department trailer for the...