“Bob Greenberg Selects” at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

A master of design's concise exhibition highlights special pieces from the collection

To know the work of Bob Greenberg—founder and chief executive of advertising and design agency R/GA—is to understand the full scope of his genius. A global roster of clients have benefitted from his vision since 1977. Greenberg is the latest (and 16th) guest curator for Cooper Hewitt‘s “Selects” series, a run of exhibitions wherein an expert selects certain pieces from their permanent collection to highlight. …

Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial

Forging unique definitions through innovative design

The work of designers is rooted in shape, form and color—qualities attributed to external appearance—yet many shy away from consciously acknowledging the notion of beauty. Opening today, “Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial” (taking over two floors of NYC’s Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum) is brave enough to attempt navigating the concept. Works from 63 international designers in a range of fields—each armed with their unique perspective …

African-Inspired Textiles by David Adjaye

Tanzanian-born architect David Adjaye has created a line of African-inspired textiles for furniture manufacturer Knoll, which aims to “dispel stereotypical images of the continent.” The range of upholstery, drapery and wall coverings—set to launch in September—prominently features patterns based off of the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum’s permanent collection of African textiles. Adjaye designed the collection to coincide with the museum’s own exhibition of African …