Assignment 14 – Cooper Hewitt Museum (reflection)

First item:

Book, Gem, from [2,3], 2011

What is the title of the object/design?

BOOK, GEM, FROM[2,3],2011
• Who designed it?

Printed matter, inc
• When was it in production? Or when it will be produce? Moreover, when it will be distributed?

It’s dated since 2011, this item won’t be further produced, it is only at the museum through a loan from Smithsonian libraries.
• If it is a 3D object, what material/s is the object made of?

Different coloured paper gems
• What technology is used to make it or incorporated in its design, if any?

The different colours displayed are used a way to explore the pace between two and three dimensions. Such uses of colours can further the complexity present between colour and form.
• What is its usage? The benefits? The innovation?

It’s usage is meant to question the proper representation of forms in spaces through a large diversity of colours. The benefits of such material rely  on this new perception of what a book could be and how people could interact with it.

 

Second item:

In the form of an Italian Renaissance octagonal chapel with domed roof above two stories of windows within pediments on columns.

What is the title of the object/design?

Baptisty or church architectural model
• Who designed it?

Gift of Eugene V and Clare E
• When was it in production? Or when it will be produce? Moreover, when it will be distributed?

It was made in 1782 along with other models however these makings didn’t further in any future series.
• If it is a 3D object, what material/s is the object made of?

it was made from Ivory, gilt metal and wood
• What technology is used to make it or incorporated in its design, if any?

This piece showcases a great use of geometry to portray the symbolic values of the church and the organic matter in which they take place.
• What is its usage? The benefits? The innovation?

It is used as a model fit for a pope and a proper historical representation of their legacy.

Third item:

Chair of inverted cone shape, the back curved to form a heart-shape, the whole upholstered in bright red woven wool, and mounted on a horizontal X-form steel base.

What is the title of the object/design?

Heart cone chair
• Who designed it?

It was designed by Verner Panton
• When was it in production? Or when it will be produce? Moreover, when it will be distributed?

It was made in 1959 as a gift for George R. Kravis 2 and there for there is no further production
• If it is a 3D object, what material/s is the object made of?

As a Three dimensional object
• What technology is used to make it or incorporated in its design, if any?

It was made with mediums such as steel, stainless steel, molded plastic and woven wool upholstery.
• What is its usage? The benefits? The innovation?

It was donated as a gift symbolizing innovation of emotional attachment through the comfort of chairs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Your reflection on the overall exhibition + pictures of your interests

My experience at the museum can be resumed as an eye opening event. Being passionate about architectural naturally I really enjoyed the concepts of space and design the museum was able to collect and showcase. Furthermore I was more surprised by the level of detail and finish all some of those pieces had. It made me more conscious about what makes a designer great and where his values should be placed if he is ever to put his hands on a new project. Perhaps this visit was attempt at showing us how far problem solving can take us and how rewarding it can be to put our minds to it.

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