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Tuesday, December 09, 2014

Cooper Hewitt Unveiled


[All photographs by John Hill]

This (rainy) morning was the press preview unveiling the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum's three-year renovation, carried out by a "dream team" of 13 design firms, including Gluckman Mayner Architects and Diller Scofidio + Renfro. Below is a tour of sorts through the different parts of the museum, from the first floor to the third floor. The museum opens to the public on Friday, December 12. If the photos don't make it clear, a visit is highly recommended.

The "dream team" and what they were responsible for:


Information desk in the Great Hall:
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Cooper Hewitt

First floor galleries, with "Beautiful Users" on display:
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Cooper Hewitt

Process Lab, located off the Great Hall:
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Cooper Hewitt
Cooper Hewitt
Cooper Hewitt

Corridor leading to the Shop Cooper Hewitt:
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Cooper Hewitt
Cooper Hewitt

Shop Cooper Hewitt:
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Cooper Hewitt

Cafe, located next to the Shop Cooper Hewitt:
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Cooper Hewitt
Cooper Hewitt

Stairs:
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Cooper Hewitt

Interactive tables (throughout museum):
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Cooper Hewitt
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Cooper Hewitt

Second floor galleries ("Models & Prototypes Gallery"):
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Cooper Hewitt
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Cooper Hewitt

Second floor galleries ("Hewitt Sisters Collect" exhibition):
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Cooper Hewitt
Cooper Hewitt

Second floor galleries ("Making Design" exhibition):
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Cooper Hewitt
Cooper Hewitt
Cooper Hewitt

Third floor galleries ("Tools: Extending our Reach" exhibition):
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Cooper Hewitt
Cooper Hewitt
Cooper Hewitt

Unfinished signage canopy at new East 90th Street entrance:

1 comment:

  1. does anyone know what building code allows such a large space between guardrail and handrail in new stairway photos above ? normally the 4 inch sphere rule applies....

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