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Model, Cooper Hewitt Admission Desk Models, 2013

This is a Model. It was designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. It is dated 2013. Its medium is 3d-printed models, laser-cut cardboard.

3D printing was developed in the late 1980s for rapid prototyping. Today, 3D printing is widely used by architects, designers, and engineers to make reduced-scale models as well as fullsize prototypes. To design Cooper Hewitt’s new admission desk, Diller Scofidio + Renfro produced and presented several 3D-printed models before committing to a final design. Take a look at the finished desk in our Great Hall.

This object was donated by Diller Scofidio + Renfro. It is credited Courtesy of DS+R.

Its dimensions are

Room model: H x W x D: 17.1 × 38.1 × 27.9 cm (6 3/4 in. × 15 in. × 11 in.) Desk model: H x W x D: 8.9 × 16.5 × 5.1 cm (3 1/2 in. × 6 1/2 in. × 2 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.

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