Cooper Hewitt: Design by Hand

New York
Sep 24, 2018 — Sep 30, 2018

For the eighth installment of ’s  series, the museum will present hands-on workshops with celebrated Dutch design duo Stefan Scholten and Carole Baijings of . Taking place September 24-30, the programs will offer a unique opportunity for the public to engage in the designers’ process and investigations of color, form, and material.

With a practice that extends from product, textile and graphic design to curation and exhibition design, Scholten & Baijings has creatively explored mass production and innovative technology informed by their appreciation of the handmade and artisan practices.

Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection contains 30 works by Scholten & Baijings, from textiles to porcelain to process drawings and prototypes. Recently,  introduced its Darning Sampler series of textiles by Scholten & Baijings, inspired by 17th- and 18th-century darning samplers in Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection.

Design by Hand is a biannual program dedicated to the importance of craftsmanship in contemporary design. Launched in partnership with Van Cleef & Arpels in 2013, the Design by Hand series previously has featured programs with Sèvres Porcelain Manufactory (2017), Maison Lesage (2016), Studio Campana (2016); Pixar Animations Studios (2015), Ralph Rucci (2015), Heath Ceramics (2014), and Marimekko (2013).

Design by Hand is made possible with the support of Van Cleef & Arpels.


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