Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York

The S’up spoon is currently on display in the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum as one of the exhibits in their Access+Ability Exhibition.  The exhibition opened on the 15th December 2017 for 9 months and the S’up spoon will be on sale at their shop for people wanting to buy one.  Access+Ability is made possible in part by support from Esme Usdan Exhibition Endowment Fund, Cooper Hewitt Master’s Program Fund, and August de los Reyes.

The museum says ‘that there has been a surge of design with and by people with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and sensory abilities. Fueled by advances in research, technology, and fabrication, this proliferation of functional, life-enhancing products is creating unprecedented access in homes, schools, workplaces, and the world at large. Access+Ability will feature over 70 innovative designs developed in the last decade. From low-tech products that assist with daily routines to the newest technologies, the exhibition will explore how users and designers are expanding and adapting accessible products and solutions in ways previously unimaginable.’

The design museum is located in the Upper East Side’s Museum Mile in Manhattan , New York City.  it is one of nineteen museums that fall under the wing of the Smthsonian Institution is one of three Smithsonian facilities located in New York City, the other two being the George Gustav Heye Center in Bowling Green and the Archives of American Art New York Research Center in the Flatiron District. It is the only museum in the United States devoted to historical and contemporary design. Its collections and exhibitions explore approximately 240 years of design aesthetic and creativity.

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