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Museum Matters/ Caroline Baumann, Director of the Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum

From 17th-century wearable textiles to airplane-printed wallpaper to part-Kevlar athletic shoes, design has the task of doing double duty: to function while being beautiful. To trace design’s history stateside, Artsy turns to its partner the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the only museum in the U.S. devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design.

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Caroline Baumann’s Favorite Work at DM/12

“Here’s to Charlotte Perriand, one of the most influential furniture designers of the early modern movement! I love of course the 1928 tubular steel chair, which she’s best known for, but it’s nice to see this 1963 piece here at Design Miami, very resonant with today’s trends. Functional, elegant, modern, and sculptural with simple lines and an innovative mix of materials for the period – still very much at the heart of contemporary lifestyle!”

CAROLINE BAUMANN/ Acting Director, Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum

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