Nest Thermostat Promo Video

Promotional video for the Nest Learning Thermostat, a smart device for home heating and cooling.

Collections in Motion: One Red Dot Pop-up Book

A look at the inside pages of this pop-up book, housed in the National Design Library at the Cooper Hewitt museum.

Bill Moggridge on Interaction Design

Bill Moggridge, industrial designer and co-founder of IDEO, talks about the advent of interaction design.

Modular Prosthetic Limb Demo Video

A demonstration showing what the Modular Prosthetic Limb can do: controlled movements, small object manipulation, tool manipulation and clothes pin manipulation.

Collections in Motion: Folding Miyake Tank

A demonstration of the "132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE" folding tank top being opened and folded.

Collections in Motion: Folding Miyake Top

A demonstration of the "123 5. ISSEY MIYAKE" folding top being opened and folded.

Collections in Motion: Folding Miyake Short Skirt

A demonstration of the "132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE" folding skirt being opened and folded.

Sutnar on Sutnar

Steven Heller and Radislav Sutnar discuss aspects of the life and work of 20th century designer Ladislav Sutnar, featuring objects from the collection of Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National...

Collections in Motion: Valentine Typewriter

Senior objects conservator Annie Hall opens up the case for the iconic Valentine typewriter, replaces the ribbon, and types a short message. This is a study object, not the same typewriter housed...

Collections in Motion: Reversible Fan

Demonstration of an unusual fan from the Cooper Hewitt Museum collection. Made around 1815, the fan has four different images that are revealed when it is unfolded in either direction.

Collections in Motion: Sagmeister's Things I Have Learned (Complete Book)

A front-to-back flip-through of each spread of Stefan Sagmeister's unique book. You can also see all variations of the die-cut cover.

Collections in Motion: Folding Miyake Skirt

A demonstration of the "132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE" folding skirt being opened and folded.

Collections in Motion: Folding Miyake Shrug

A demonstration of the "132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE" folding shrug being opened and folded.

Collections in Motion: Cockade Fan

Demonstration of a cockade fan from the Cooper Hewitt Museum collection, shown opening and closing. The word "cockade" in this sense refers to the fact that the fan opens to a full circle.

Collections in Motion: Turkey Red Sample Book

Demonstration of the Turkey Red Sample Book being opened, closed, and pages turned.

Collections in Motion: Articulated Fan

Demonstration of an unusual fan from the Cooper Hewitt Museum collection. The fan is shown opening, closing, and two mechanical portraits are shown in operation, showing a tiny man and woman waving...

Collections in Motion: Tortoiseshell Fan

Demonstration of an unusual fan from the Cooper Hewitt Museum collection. Made around 1880, the fan is opened and closed by pulling a silk cord.

Collections in Motion: Origami Textile

Reiko Sudo & NUNO Corporation's origami textile shown being opened, re-folded and rolled.

Collections in Motion: Folding Miyake Dress

A demonstration of the "132 5. ISSEY MIYAKE" folding dress being opened and folded.

Collections in Motion: One_Shot Stool

Senior Objects Conservator Annie Hall demonstrates how the One_Shot Stool opens and closes with a smooth folding mechanism.

Reiko Sudo on the Origami Textile

Textile designer Reiko Sudo describes the trial-and-error process behind creating the Origami Textile.

Collections in Motion: Rolodexes

Six Rolodexes from the Cooper Hewitt collection being shown in motion.

Behind the Scenes: Porca Miseria Chandelier

Conservator Annie Hall and Curator Cindy Trope talk about the origin story of the Porca Miseria Chandelier, as well as the conservation and storage challenges associated with it.

Behind the Scenes: Garland Lamp

Conservator Annie Hall and Curator Cindy Trope discuss the Garland Lamp, how it's made, and how it gets stowed and cleaned in museum storage.

Katagami & Katazome Demonstration

Master craftsmen from Japan demonstrate traditional techniques for hand-cutting paper stencils (katagami) and resist-dying silk (katazome). This video condenses a multi-hour process into under two...

Behind the Scenes: The Honey Pop Chair

Conservator Annie Hall & Curator Cindy Trope discuss the Honey Pop chair, its design qualities, and the challenges associated with conserving it.

Patrick Jouin on Rapid Prototyping

Interview with Patrick Jouin about rapid prototyping and 3D printing processes.

Campana Brothers on the Vermelha Chair

Hear Fernando Campana speak about the process behind the iconic Vermelha chair, and how it was brought into semi-mass production despite the unusual weaving technique required to create it.