Beauty—National Design Triennial

Sixty-two designers represent a vast range of disciplines from architecture, fashion, digital, graphic, and product design, to interiors, hair, nail and lighting design. The objects featured cause us to take pause, catch our breath and get lost in our pursuit to understand or explain them.Designed by the innovative Kimberly Varella, the book is itself a tactile, fluid and provocative interpretation of beauty. Ethereal, Intricate, Extravagant, Transformative, Transgressive, Elemental and Emergent Beauty are the seven themes. Each section includes the individual designers in conversation with the curators about her or his process and beauty's differing forms, punctuated by rich galleries of their work, generating the ultimate feast for the senses.


Andrea Lipps and Ellen Lupton
Beauty—National Design Triennial
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, 2015
Designed by Kimberly Varella, Content Object



The exhibition at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum


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