This exhibition was on display from August 17, 2007 to October 14, 2007.

There were 35 objects in this exhibition but right now we can only show you 34 of them. Some objects may not be viewable because they were on loan; this might be due to issues involving image rights or simply because there is no digitized image for the objects.

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With more than 250,000 works, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum has one of the most comprehensive collections of design objects in the United States. Through our collection, we explore the continuum of design historically up to the present day. We continue to expand the scope and quality of the collection through new acquisitions and, in the past three years, have made a priority of enhancing our twentieth-century and contemporary collection while complementing our holdings from earlier periods.
The works in this gallery represent a small selection of the objects acquired, highlighting twentieth- and twenty-first-century additions to each of the four curatorial departments: Product Design and Decorative Arts; Textiles; Wallcoverings; and Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design. These diverse objects show the Museum’s commitment to workmanship and handcraft as well as industrial processes. In keeping with the ideals of the Museum’s founders, the Hewitt sisters, we continue to seek out works of enduring beauty and virtuosity while updating their vision with a new focus on design process and innovation in technology and materials.

  • B5 Side Chair, 1926–27
  • bent chrome-plated tubular steel, eisengarn (parafin treated cotton canvas).
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
  • 2007-9-1
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Candlestick (USA), ca. 1928
  • silver-plated metal.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and General....
  • 1993-111-3
  • Desk (USA), ca. 1933
  • lacquered wood, painted canvas, chromed metal.
  • Gift of Joel and Anne Ehrenkranz.
  • 2006-24-1
  • W.W. Stool, 1990
  • sand-cast and enameled aluminum.
  • The Linda and Irwin R. Berman Stool Collection.
  • 2003-23-1
  • Vase (France), ca. 1925
  • raised brass, hand-painted lacquer, applied nickel (rim).
  • Gift of Linda Lichtenberg Kaplan.
  • 2004-21-1
  • Sidewall (France), ca. 1930
  • block-printed and machine printed on paper.
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
  • 2007-1-10
  • This object was made by Salt..
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 3 images of this object.
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Sandows No. 5 Side Chair, 1929
  • bent chromium-plated tubular steel, fiber, rubber.
  • Museum purchase through gift of Esme Usdan and from General Acquisitions....
  • 2006-17-1
  • This object is part of the Textiles collection.
  • There are 2 images of this object.
  • Stool (Brazil), ca. 1955–60
  • laminated amendoim and imbuia, tubular metal.
  • Gift of Evan Snyderman and Zesty Meyers of R 20th Century and museum purchase....
  • 2004-17-1
  • Bowl (USA), ca. 1928
  • silver-plated metal.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and General....
  • 1993-111-2
  • Vase (USA), 1928
  • silver-plated metal.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition and General....
  • 1993-111-1