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Book, No. 5 culture Chanel

This is a Book. It was designed by Irma Boom.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smithsonian Libraries and Archives as part of Making Design: Recent Acquisitions.

It is dated 2013. Its medium is embossed paper.

Chanel No. 5 is a cultural and a design icon. The first bottles sold in 1921 were packaged in boxes glued together in a sort of cubist collage, not unlike those made by Picasso. Boom’s book is deceivingly simple in all white, and communicates through feeling—the essence of No. 5.

It is credited Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Library; N 7433.4 .B64 N6 2013 CHMRB.

  • Book, “Cubearc,” [2,3]
  • cut paper.
  • Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Library; fN 7433.4 .A94 B73 2010X v.....
  • 58.2015.2

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Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 24.1 × 43.2 × 7.6 cm (9 1/2 in. × 17 in. × 3 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Making Design: Recent Acquisitions.

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