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The Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial is open to the public today, and Instagram is already ablaze with the hunters and gatherers of the show's most net-friendly offerings. With a broad theme of "Beauty," the fifth installment of the Triennial attracted 63 top designers and artists in many fields, bringing over 250 diverse works to the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.
The top five exhibits on Instagram seem to be Neri Oxman's Project G3DP 3D-printed glass lamps, Humans Since 1982's kinetic clock sculpture A Million Times, Jenny Sabin's PolyThread Pavilion, The Afreaks Bestiary by The Haas Brothers, and Björk collaborator Maiko Takeda's bristled headgear. If you're hunting for Insta-gold, these are safe bets, but there are dozens of other amazing projects from The Creators Project favorites, including Vincent Morisset, Studio Job, TheUnseen, Jólan van der Wiel, and Iris van Herpen.
Each artist within the Beauty exhibit is categorized within one of seven ephemeral categories: extravagant, intricate, ethereal, transgressive, emergent, elemental, and transformative. Below, check out more examples of stunning art and design fitting all of those descriptions and more. Leave your own linguistic embellishments in the comments.
Neri Oxman & the Mediated Matter group at MIT Media Lab, Project G3DP (2015). 3D printed molten glass. Beauty — Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, opens today. ____________________ #NeriOxman @MITMediaLab @cooperhewitt #DesignTriennial #Glass #Light #lighting #Art #Design #NewYork
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Tuomas Markunpoika Tolvanen, Cabinet from Engineering Temporality series (2012). Beauty — Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial, opens today. ____________________ @tuomasmarkunpoika @cooperhewitt #DesignTriennial #Furniture #Art #Design #NewYork #NYC
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ARTBOOK | D.A.P. / artbook.com “Beauty: Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial” Published to accompany the exhibition opening this week, “Beauty” presents more than 250 works by 62 international design innovators, including Studio Job. @cooperhewitt @studiojobpr #studiojob #cooperhewitt #designtriennial #ARTBOOKDAP
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#Repost @thehaasbrothers - - - Two weeks away, #afreaks make their debut at @cooperhewitt's "Beauty" #designtriennial that opens Feb.12th. Very excited to showcase our collaboration with @thehaassisters. Special thanks to @randcompanynyc for helping this project see the light! #randcompany #thehaasbrothers #cooperhewitt also: amazing photo by Andrew B. Myers for the New Yorker! Check it out!!!
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