Book, No. 5 culture Chanel
This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of Making Design: Recent Acquisitions.
Chanel No. 5 is a cultural and a design icon. The first bottles sold in 1921 were packaged in boxes glued together in a sort of cubist collage, not unlike those made by Picasso. Boom’s book is deceivingly simple in all white, and communicates through feeling—the essence of No. 5.
It is credited
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Library; N 7433.4 .B64 N6 2013 CHMRB.
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Its dimensions are
L x W x D: 24.1 × 43.2 × 7.6 cm (9 1/2 in. × 17 in. × 3 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design: Recent Acquisitions.