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IDEOs from the past, for the future

design consulting firm IDEO takes the reins over at cooper hewitt and handpicks objets de design from the museum’s permanent collection:

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valentine portable typewriter, 1969

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cane with pullout map of boston, 1940

swivel-head-flashlight.jpg 

USALite swivel-head flashlight, 1941

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electronic printing calculator, 1973

vernaid-bandage.jpg 

vernaid bandage, early 20th c.

IDEO selects: june 22, 2007 – january 10, 2008 at cooper-hewitt national design museum

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2 Comments»

  mini me wrote @

I left for college in 1971 with two suitcases full of very select items to last me the entire 9 months away from home. One of my must-haves was a typewriter and I had been delighted to find an adorable portable very much like the CH’s valentine portable typerwriter. Unfortunately the color was teal, but the machine held me in good stead for the 4 years and on through graduate school. An unexpected benefit of this mechanical marvel was the finger strength I developed on the keys which required more muscle than carrying the typewriter itself. Thank goodness for the advent of home computing!

  color theory « Designage wrote @

[…] coveting a new line of polish with colors based on an ettore sottsass valentine typewriter, an andy warhol pink, art nouveau teal, and albers-inspired orange, among others.  now how’s […]


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