Side, front, and 45 degree angle views of an ornately carved dark wood chair with green fabric cushion
Tue. April 13, 2021
take a seat: A Mexican chair and its journey to cooper hewitt How did road trips and X-rays lead to acquiring an exceptional eighteenth-century armchair originally made in Mexico? Journey with us to discover the design history of this fascinating object that responds to Englishman Thomas Chippendale’s influential pattern book Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker’s Director, published in 1750. While artisans from across the Atlantic adapted Chippendale’s patterns to suit ...
Header image of speakers Abrima Erwiah, Aziz Hasan, Angela Hariche, and Angela Brooks
Thu. October 15, 2020
Design Salon: Social Impact How can designers change the paradigm of creative production to amplify emerging creatives’ ideas, support individuals to be self-sufficient, and use design radically to solve global issues? Join Cooper Hewitt and 2020 National Design Award winners Abrima Erwiah of Studio One Eighty Nine (Emerging Designer Award), Aziz Hasan of Kickstarter (Design Visionary Award) and Angela Hariche ...