popular design

Textile, "Vegetable Tree", designed 1944; this printing 1981 
Medium: linen Technique: screen printed on plain weave Label: screen printed linen. 1982-60-1.
Manufactured by Svenskt Tenn Designed by Josef Frank, 1982-60-1
Chart topping objects in 2014
It is the end of another year and there’s been many changes at Cooper Hewitt. We’ve installed new galleries and one part of the new infrastructure are new interactive experiences through which to explore our collection as it gets digitized. As collections become available through these new interfaces, the objects that people explore or want...
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...