Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/exhibitions/136253035/

Thom Browne Selects

Mirrors have been an important element in my work for the past year. Officeman, 2015, which I created for New York Fashion Week Men’s in July, incorporated a room—a cube—of mirrors that produced an infinity effect. Given the opportunity to select from Cooper Hewitt’s collection my thoughts again turned to reflective surfaces and contouring shapes—some more than 300 years old. I was drawn to their unparalleled craftsmanship in the same way that I appreciate the quality of superbly tailored clothing---fine detail, exceptional material, and unique character. These objects are sometimes expressive of a particular time-period, but all are uniformly timeless in their function. Mirrors are frames for self-examination. Frames establish borders and hone focus. In this installation I invite visitors to explore their reflections, to see the confident side of themselves, and to ultimately appreciate their individuality.

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18135781/

  • carved and gilt pine
  • Gift of Samuel P. Avery
  • pattern
  • scrolls
  • frame
  • texture
  • gilded

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18141027/

  • cast and gilt bronze
  • Gift of Jacob H. Schiff
  • dots
  • frame
  • diamonds
  • straight lines

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18141033/

  • cast and gilt bronze
  • Gift of Jacob H. Schiff
  • floral
  • dots
  • beads
  • diamonds

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18143939/

  • cast and blackened bronze
  • Gift of Jacob H. Schiff
  • furniture
  • scale
  • decor
  • accoutrement

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18154691/

  • engraved and silvered glass
  • Gift of Eleanor Garnier Hewitt
  • flowers
  • floral
  • classical
  • mirror
  • Greek

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18167301/

  • cast and gilt bronze
  • Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • ornament
  • gold
  • horizontal
  • shells
  • wall
  • rectangular

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18168763/

  • cast and gilt bronze
  • Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • rococo
  • interior design
  • fluid
  • symbolism
  • seasonal
  • total design

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18168919/

  • cast and fire-gilt bronze
  • Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • rococo
  • baroque
  • vegetal
  • oval

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18168923/

  • cast and fire-gilt bronze
  • Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
  • rocaille
  • clock
  • asymmetrical
  • rhythmic

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18184945/

  • stamped and chased repoussé cast silver, mirrored plate glass, velvet-covered backing
  • Gift of Mrs. Clarence Webster
  • ornament
  • ovoid
  • birds
  • nature
  • serpentine
  • hanging
  • decor
  • acorns

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18185699/

  • engraved and silvered glass; carved, gessoed, and gilt wood
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
  • religious
  • pair
  • Virgin Mary
  • St Anne

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18312153/

  • japanned wood, mirrored plate glass
  • Bequest of Mrs. John Innes Kane
  • oval
  • figure
  • tabletop
  • patterning

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18316665/

  • cast and chased, patinated, and silvered brass and bronze with glass
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor
  • floral
  • mask
  • rectangular
  • oval
  • hanging

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18325945/

  • repoussé and chased silver, mirrored plate glass
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
  • circles
  • scalloped
  • flowers
  • silver
  • leaves
  • toilette
  • mirrors

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18326013/

  • repoussé and chased silver, mirrored plate glass
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
  • scalloped
  • vegetal
  • Islamic art

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18327301/

  • cast and gilt bronze, cast iron
  • Gift of Sarah Cooper Hewitt
  • putti
  • gold
  • baroque
  • masks
  • asymmetrical
  • dramatic

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18383473/

  • gessoed, gilt and carved wood, mirroed plate glass
  • Gift of Irwin Untermyer
  • ornament
  • furniture
  • vertical
  • rectangular
  • crest

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18383475/

  • walnut veneer on deal, carved gessoed,and cast brass, mirrored plate glass
  • Gift of Irwin Untermyer
  • lighting
  • candles
  • rectangular
  • functional

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410779/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • fruitwood (pearwood?), gold
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard
  • rectangular
  • art nouveau
  • decor
  • modernity

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410791/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • bronze, silver, plate glass
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard
  • asymmetry
  • tabletop
  • fluid
  • aesthe

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410793/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • brass, silver, plate glass, silk velvet
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard
  • curved
  • art nouveau
  • hanging
  • social change
  • scuptural

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410795/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • fruitwood (pearwood?), gold
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard
  • round
  • comfort
  • Aesthetic
  • natural
  • soothing

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18410797/

  • Designed by Hector Guimard
  • fruitwood (pearwood?), gold
  • Gift of Mme. Hector Guimard
  • interior design
  • scrolls
  • rectangular
  • movement

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18423571/

  • nickel-plated copper alloy
  • Gift of Teresa Kilham
  • circular
  • toilette
  • flat
  • beauty
  • mirrors
  • disc
  • minimal

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18459937/

  • carved mahogany and mahogany veneered carved gessoed and gilt pine, silvered glass.
  • Gift of Neil Sellin
  • furniture
  • foliage
  • rectangular
  • finials
  • iconography

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18464629/

  • carved and gilded wood, mirrored glass
  • Bequest of Mary Hayward Weir
  • borders
  • vertical
  • grapes
  • symbolism

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18464631/

  • carved mahogany and mahogany veneer, mirrored glass
  • Bequest of Mary Hayward Weir
  • interior design
  • reflective
  • Georgian
  • decor

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18464653/

  • carved, gessoed and gilt pine, mirrored glass
  • Bequest of Mary Hayward Weir
  • rococo
  • leaves
  • wall
  • chinoiserie
  • decor
  • asymmetrical

While not of the period of the surtout de table, this pier mirror was designed to reflect the light from both the windows it hung between and the candlelight from candelabra on banquet table tops.

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18468071/

  • carved, molded, and gilt gessoed wood
  • Gift of Henry Heydenryk, Jr.
  • putti
  • floral
  • rectangular
  • acanthus
  • seasonal

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18488121/

  • Designed by Edgar Brandt
  • cast and patinated bronze with beveled mirrored plate glass
  • Gift of Stanley Siegel, from the Stanley Siegel Collection
  • floral
  • swags
  • metalwork
  • mirror
  • romanticism

The stylized floral crest suggests neoclassical French decoration and a 1920s aesthetic.

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18489265/

  • carved, molded and painted wood (probably fir)
  • Gift of the C. Helme and Alice B. Strater Collection
  • gold
  • rectangular
  • geometric
  • dark
  • texture
  • bicolor
  • broad

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18539583/

  • painted and gilt pine
  • Gift of Mrs. James O. Green and Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
  • wall
  • acanthus
  • oval
  • decor

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18615441/

  • Manufactured by Elkington & Co.
  • silver-plated electroformed copper
  • Gift of Ronal Fritz
  • circular
  • classical
  • sculptural
  • rectangular

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18621291/

  • cut glass, mirrored glass, metal, wood
  • Bequest of Walter Phelps Warren
  • oval
  • faceted
  • industry
  • Georgian
  • glassware

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18634361/

  • Designed by Jim Dine
  • molded and gilt plaster on wood, mirrored plate glass
  • Gift of Thomas Ettinghausen in memory of Richard Ettinghausen
  • vertical
  • wall
  • rectangular
  • collage
  • hotel
  • found object

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18635893/

  • carved bone, velvet-covered wood, mirrored glass
  • Gift of Ira Howard Levy and Stanley Gurell
  • coat of arms
  • industry
  • ivory
  • mythological
  • dolphi
  • production

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18640775/

  • molded vulcanized rubber, mirrored glass, gilt metal
  • Gift of Anonymous Donor
  • display
  • revival
  • ornate
  • foliate
  • toilette
  • grooming

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18649217/

  • carved wood, mirrored plate glass
  • Gift of Justin G. Schiller
  • geometric
  • sharp
  • tabletop
  • heptagonal

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18652651/

  • rolled, cast, repoussé and punched silver, mirrored glass, steel
  • Gift of Fong Chow
  • dragons
  • beauty
  • grooming
  • Eastern

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18659073/

  • carved, gessoed and gilt wood
  • Gift of Unknown Donor
  • putti
  • baroque
  • rectangular
  • density

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18660393/

  • carved, gessoed and gilt deal, mirror glass, metal
  • Gift of Unknown Donor
  • reflective
  • Georgian
  • William Kent
  • George II

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18660395/

  • carved, gessoed and gilt deal, mirror glass, metal
  • Gift of Unknown Donor
  • revival
  • architectural
  • pediment
  • William Kent

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18660397/

  • carved, gessoed and gilt wood, mirrored glass, metal
  • Gift of Unknown Donor
  • floral
  • shell
  • scrolls
  • oval

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18660407/

  • carved, gessoed and gilt wood, mirror glass, metal
  • Gift of Unknown Donor
  • floral
  • wall
  • carved
  • section

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18661305/

  • repoussé and applied silver
  • Gift of Unknown Donor
  • putti
  • floral
  • organic
  • baroque
  • oval

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/18666913/

  • Designed by Tommi Parzinger
  • engraved rolled silver, mirror glass
  • Museum purchase from Walter R. Scholz Memorial Fund
  • design
  • traditional
  • craft
  • metalwork
  • appearance

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/52027753/

  • cast brass, beveled mirrored glass
  • Gift of Gerald G. Stiebel and Penelope Hunter-Stiebel
  • interior decoration
  • art deco
  • metalwork
  • standing

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/68250939/

  • tooled and gilded leather on wood, mirrored glass
  • Gift of Danny J. H. Kauffman
  • accessories
  • tabletop
  • function
  • travel set

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/68730969/

  • engraved and silvered glass, carved, gessoed, and gilt wood
  • Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
  • pair
  • decor
  • iconography
  • Pope Julius II
  • Catholicism

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/404529595/

  • nickel-plated steel
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne
  • metallic
  • tool
  • reflective
  • office
  • accessory

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/404529601/

  • nickel-plated steel, aluminum
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne
  • metallic
  • tool
  • reflective
  • office
  • accessory

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/404529607/

  • nickel-plated stainless steel, glass
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne
  • metallic
  • tool
  • reflective
  • office
  • accessory

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/404529609/

  • nickel-plated metal, plastic
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne
  • metallic
  • tool
  • reflective
  • office
  • accessory

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/404529611/

  • nickel-plated stainless steel
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne
  • metallic
  • tool
  • reflective
  • office
  • accessory

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/404529613/

  • nickel-plated leather
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne
  • metallic
  • tool
  • reflective
  • office
  • accessory

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/404529617/

  • nickel-plated leather
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne
  • metallic
  • reflective
  • fashion
  • accessory

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420564057/

  • nickel-plated stainless steel
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne
  • metallic
  • tool
  • reflective
  • office
  • accessory

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420564059/

  • nickel-plated paper
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne
  • metallic
  • tool
  • reflective
  • office
  • accessory

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420564061/

  • nickel-plated plastic, wood, graphite
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne
  • metallic
  • tool
  • reflective
  • office
  • accessory

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420564063/

  • nickel-plated wood
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne
  • metallic
  • tool
  • reflective
  • office
  • accessory

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420564073/

  • nickel-plated plastic
  • Courtesy of Thom Browne
  • metallic
  • tool
  • reflective
  • office
  • accessory

Thom Browne Selects

https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/420573455/

  • Manufactured by Osborne & Little
  • holographic foil on non-woven ground, laser engraved
  • Courtesy of Osborne & Little