All posts tagged “Smithsonian Design Museum

Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, through May 28, 2018

“Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection celebrates the recent gift from the renowned collector to Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. The exhibition, co-curated by Ursula Ilse-Neuman and Cooper Hewitt, features 150 brooches, necklaces, bracelets and rings, and traces radical developments in jewelry from the mid-20th century… Read More

Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, April 7 – August 27, 2017

Jeweled Splendors of the Art Deco Era: The Prince and Princess Sadruddin Aga Khan Collection features more than 100 extraordinary examples of luxury cigarette and vanity cases, compacts, clocks and other objects. The collection, personal gifts from Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan (1933–2003) to his wife, Catherine… Read More

Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, September 30, 2016 – February 26, 2017

“Featuring creative and alternative approaches to confronting textile industry waste, “Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse” presents the work of three designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process. Highlighting contemporary design that embraces the tradition of using handcraft to give new life to scraps and… Read More

Energizing the Everyday: Gifts from the George R. Kravis II Collection at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, April 28 – March 2017

“Energizing the Everyday recognizes the collecting vision of Kravis and its synergy with Cooper Hewitt’s broad and diverse collection of modern and contemporary design. An early interest in records and a background in broadcasting inform Kravis’ enthusiasm for and knowledge of radios, televisions and technology.… Read More

Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, June 19 – January 3, 2016

“Heatherwick Studio’s imaginative approach to design has yielded an extraondinarily diverse body of work that defies easy categorization and eschews any notion of a signature style. Engaging in a collaborative iterative design process, the studio asks questions, poses provocations, tests ideas, and makes models and prototypes to arrive at… Read More

David Adjaye Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, June 19 – February 14, 2016

“I have always been interested in the abstraction and range of techniques associated with African textiles,” Adjaye said. “This exhibition offers an exciting moment of engagement within the context of my architectural work. The textiles offer a fascinating narrative that references history, community, spirituality and… Read More