This exhibition was on display from March 04, 2016 to October 23, 2016.

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Mirrors have been an important element in my work for the past year. Officeman, 2015, which I created for New York Fashion Week Men’s in July, incorporated a room—a cube—of mirrors that produced an infinity effect. Given the opportunity to select from Cooper Hewitt’s collection my thoughts again turned to reflective surfaces and contouring shapes—some more than 300 years old. I was drawn to their unparalleled craftsmanship in the same way that I appreciate the quality of superbly tailored clothing---fine detail, exceptional material, and unique character. These objects are sometimes expressive of a particular time-period, but all are uniformly timeless in their function. Mirrors are frames for self-examination. Frames establish borders and hone focus. In this installation I invite visitors to explore their reflections, to see the confident side of themselves, and to ultimately appreciate their individuality.

  • Sidewall, Rombico, 2010
  • holographic foil on non-woven ground, laser engraved.
  • Courtesy of Osborne & Little.
  • s-e-2047
  • Frame, ca. 1740
  • repoussé and applied silver.
  • Gift of Unknown Donor.
  • n-a-864
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  • Mirror, ca. 1860
  • carved, gessoed and gilt wood, mirrored glass, metal.
  • Gift of Unknown Donor.
  • n-a-5059
  • Frame (France), 1909
  • silvered cast brass, woven silk velvet on board, plate glass.
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard.
  • 1956-76-7-a/c
  • Mirror, ca. 1755
  • carved mahogany and mahogany veneered carved gessoed and gilt pine, silvered....
  • Gift of Neil Sellin.
  • 1967-87-6-a,b
  • Pair Of Mirrors, ca. 1890
  • carved mahogany and mahogany veneer, mirrored glass.
  • Bequest of Mary Hayward Weir.
  • 1968-158-18-a,b
  • Mirror, 1730–1760
  • engraved and silvered glass, carved, gessoed, and gilt wood.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1915-16-8-b
  • Frame, 19th century
  • cast and chased, patinated, and silvered brass and bronze with glass.
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor.
  • 1929-1-7-a,b
  • Mirror, 1730–1760
  • engraved and silvered glass; carved, gessoed, and gilt wood.
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt.
  • 1915-16-8-a
  • Frame, 1905–1910
  • partly gilt carved fruitwood (pear).
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard.
  • 1956-76-9
  • Frame, ca. 1820
  • cast and blackened bronze.
  • Gift of Jacob H. Schiff.
  • 1904-20-82
  • Frame, 1905–1910
  • partly gilt carved fruitwood (pear).
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard.
  • 1956-76-10
  • Stapler, 2015
  • nickel-plated stainless steel.
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne.
  • 74.2015.9
  • Typewriter, 2015
  • nickel-plated metal, plastic.
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne.
  • 74.2015.6
  • Desk Lamp, 2015
  • nickel-plated stainless steel, glass.
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne.
  • 74.2015.5
  • Briefcase, 2015
  • nickel-plated leather.
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne.
  • 74.2015.4
  • Coat Stand, 2015
  • nickel-plated stainless steel.
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne.
  • 74.2015.3
  • Chair, 2015
  • nickel-plated steel, aluminum.
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne.
  • 74.2015.2
  • Apple, 2015
  • nickel-plated plastic.
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne.
  • 74.2015.12
  • Ruler, 2015
  • nickel-plated wood.
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne.
  • 74.2015.11
  • Desk, 2015
  • nickel-plated steel.
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne.
  • 74.2015.1