Author(s): Cara McCarty
Cooper Hewitt possesses one of the most diverse and comprehensive collections of design works in existence, and is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Featuring more than 900 collection objects selected by its curatorial staff and renown designer Irma Boom, Making Design embodies the most important tenants of the institutions philosophy: transparency of design process, accessibility for all users in its physical and digital manifestations, and cross-discipline connections throughout the collection. New research about 55 of the objects featured, as well as an extensive process glossary complete the Cooper Hewitt handbook. The book, an object in itself is organized solely by Booms visual sequencing of images. This wildly playful and surprising jaunt through the collection embraces the user-centered experiences in Cooper Hewitts galleries and on all of its virtual platforms.