Exterior View, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Interior View, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Interior View, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Exterior View, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Exterior View, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Interior View, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Interior View, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Interior View, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Interior View, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is the only museum in the nation devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor, and Sarah Hewittó, granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooperó, as part of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and branch of the Smithsonian since 1967, the Cooper Hewitt is housed in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City.The campus also includes two historic townhouses renovated with state-of-the-art conservation technology and a unique terrace and garden. Cooper Hewitt’s collections include more than 210,000 design objects and a world-class design library. Its exhibitions, in-depth educational programmes, and on-site, degree-granting master’s programme explore the process of design, both historic and contemporary. As part of its mission, Cooper Hewitt annually sponsors the National Design Awards, a prestigious programme which honours innovation and excellence in American design.

Collection Highlights


Urn, Tall Green Bloom

Michael Eden

Tall Green Bloom urn
Sidewall, USA, 1920–30; Machine-printed on paper; 44.7 x 47.5 cm (17 5_8 x 18 11_16 in.); Gift of Charles Grimmer & Son, 1930-14-1-e; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Photo by Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution COPYRIGHT:Cooper Hewitt, S.jpg

Unknown

Sidewall
Textile, Repeat Dot Print, 2002, Hella Jongerius COPYRIGHT:Cooper Hewitt.jpg

Hella Jongerius

Repeat Dot Print
Bubbles chaise longue, USA, ca 1988, Frank O. Gehry COPYRIGHT:Cooper Hewitt.jpg

Frank O Gehry

Bubbles chaise longue
Poster, Tropon est l'aliment le plus concentre, 1898, Henry van de Velde COPYRIGHT:Cooper Hewitt.jpg

Henry van de Velde

Tropon est l'aliment le plus concentre
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum: Collection Highlights
Urn, Tall Green Bloom
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Michael Eden

Tall Green Bloom urn, 2012
3-D printed Nylon, 41 cm x 18 cm
Museum purchase through gift of Elizabeth and Lee Ainslie and from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund, 2013-53-1; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Photo by Ellen McDermott; © Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Sidewall, USA, 1920–30; Machine-printed on paper; 44.7 x 47.5 cm (17 5_8 x 18 11_16 in.); Gift of Charles Grimmer & Son, 1930-14-1-e; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Photo by Matt Flynn © Smithsonian Institution COPYRIGHT:Cooper Hewitt, S.jpg
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, Demian Cacciolo

Unknown

Sidewall, 1920–30
machine-printed wallpaper, 44.7 cm x 47.5 cm
Gift of Charles Grimmer & Son, 1930-14-1-e; Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
Textile, Repeat Dot Print, 2002, Hella Jongerius COPYRIGHT:Cooper Hewitt.jpg
Demian Cacciolo

Hella Jongerius

Repeat Dot Print, 2002
textile
© Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Bubbles chaise longue, USA, ca 1988, Frank O. Gehry COPYRIGHT:Cooper Hewitt.jpg
Photo

Frank O Gehry

Bubbles chaise longue, c. 1988
corrugated cardboard with fire-retardant coating
Poster, Tropon est l'aliment le plus concentre, 1898, Henry van de Velde COPYRIGHT:Cooper Hewitt.jpg
Demian Cacciolo

Henry van de Velde

Tropon est l'aliment le plus concentre, 1898
poster

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