BEAUTY - COOPER HEWITT DESIGN TRIENNIAL
Pieces from the Striped Ming and Spotted Nyonya Collection will be exhibited at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum for its Triennial.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum will present “Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial,” the fifth installment of the museum’s popular contemporary design exhibition series. With projects ranging from experimental prototypes and interactive games to fashion ensembles and architectural interventions, “Beauty” will fill most of two floors of the museum with more than 250 works by 62 designers from around the globe.
“Featuring recent work from the most outstanding voices in the global design scene, ‘Beauty’ will expand the discourse around the transformative power of aesthetic innovation,” said Caroline Baumann, director of the museum. “The exhibition will celebrate design as a creative endeavor that engages the mind, body and senses with works of astonishing form and surprising function.”
Organized by Assistant Curator Andrea Lipps and Senior Curator of Contemporary Design Ellen Lupton, the exhibition explores beauty through seven lenses: extravagant, intricate, ethereal, transgressive, emergent, elemental and transformative.
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
12 Febuary - 21 August 2016
For more information, visit: CooperHewitt.org