Model, Cooper Hewitt Admission Desk Models, 2013
3D printing was developed in the late 1980s for rapid prototyping. Today, 3D printing is widely used by architects, designers, and engineers to make reduced-scale models as well as fullsize prototypes. To design Cooper Hewitt’s new admission desk, Diller Scofidio + Renfro produced and presented several 3D-printed models before committing to a final design. Take a look at the finished desk in our Great Hall.
This object was
Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
It is credited
Courtesy of DS+R.
Its dimensions are
Room model: H x W x D: 17.1 × 38.1 × 27.9 cm (6 3/4 in. × 15 in. × 11 in.) Desk model: H x W x D: 8.9 × 16.5 × 5.1 cm (3 1/2 in. × 6 1/2 in. × 2 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.