Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder. Or does it? Find out with a stimulating experience at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. With captivating exhibits by some of the world’s leading contemporary designers, the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial exhibition returns for its fifth year this February.
Entitled Beauty, this is one of the year’s longest running exhibitions, and explores beauty through seven prisms — extravagance, intricacy, ethereal, transgressive, emergence, elemental, and transformative. Beauty highlights how art is a common and integral ground shared between all designers. From fashion, architecture, home décor, tableware, and paintings to high jewellery, works were selected for history, inspiration, and, ultimately, for their design itself.
Taking up two levels of the museum, Beauty features more than 250 works by 62 different designers. German jewellery house Hemmerle and other notable jewellery designers such as Delfina Delettrez and Noa Silberman are among the few that have been selected to be part of this prestigious exhibition.
Beauty – Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial Exhibition
12 February – 21 August 2016
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, USA