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Atmospheric Reentry, from Atmospheric Reentry collection

This is a Atmospheric Reentry. It was designed by Maiko Takeda.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Maiko Takeda as part of Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

It is dated 2013–2014. Its medium is acetate, acrylic, silver, plastic.

Takeda is a milliner and jewelry designer exploring new expressions of body adornment. Inspired by clouds, wind, and shadows, her sensual work evokes the immaterial effects of nature. In her Atmospheric Reentry series, bristles emanate from a wearer’s head to create a synthetic aura made of thinly shredded acetate tinted with color gradients. The pieces have the inviting tactility of a blurred, protective fur.

It is credited Courtesy of Maiko Takeda.

  • Drawing, Design for Leaf Table
  • graphite, brush and white gouache, pre-printed with digital code on white paper.
  • Gift of Marc Benda, courtesy of the artist.
  • 2013-24-9

Our curators have highlighted 9 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Nightcap (France)
  • silk, metallic (metal-wrapped silk-core yarn).
  • Gift of Richard C. Greenleaf.
  • 1951-105-30

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 45 × 63.5 × 55 cm (17 11/16 in. × 25 in. × 21 5/8 in.) (approx.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beauty—Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial.

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