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Inspired by Nature

by Alison Levy
Culling over the Cooper-Hewitt Museum's 250,000 plus objects, Brazilian design team the Campana Brothers were the latest guest curators of the museum's exhibition series. Using an early 19th century illustration of a cupid rousing nature, Fernando and Humberto Campana explained their inspiration for their work and their curated exhibition,"Manufacturing Emotions," as "the weaving process inserted in nature with the passion that we have for nature." Among their 40 chosen manufactured objects from the 16th to the 20th centuries were ceramic baskets, woven jewelry, wooden chairs, textile pat... [more]
Posted by Alison Levy on 8/24/08