22MayDesign thinking: exhibition by Ideo

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The Divisumma 18 Calculator by Olivetti and designed by Mario Bellini, 1973.

An exhibition I cannot miss …
IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection On view June 22, 2007–January 20, 2008 at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

IDEO, a leading innovation and design firm for more than 20 years, is the fourth guest curator in the exhibition series presented in the Nancy and Edwin Marks Gallery. IDEO organizes works from the permanent collection around the theme of “design thinking,” displaying objects such as an array of flashlights from the 1940s-1990s, showing diverse designs for portable lighting; a 19th-century textile panel with instructions for making hand shadow figures; a cane with pull-out map; the 1940s “Silver Streak” glass iron; the “Divisumma 18″ calculator, designed by Mario Bellini; and a child’s chair, designed by Charles and Ray Eames.


  1. Gravatar Icon 1 csven24 May 2007

    The whole “design thinking” concept rubs me the wrong way (obviously).


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