Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

2014

  • Work on this object began.

2016

2019

  • You found it!

Prototype, PolyBrick series, 2014

This is a Prototype. It was designed by Jenny E. Sabin, Martin Miller, Nicholas Cassab-Gheta, Jingyang Liu Leo and David Rosenwasser and produced by Sabin Design Lab, Cornell University.

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

It is dated 2014. Its medium is glazed ceramic, maltodextrin, alcohol.

Sabin employs materials science, mathematics, and digital technology to generate new building forms. PolyBricks are prototypes for mortarless, 3D-printed bricks inspired by bone composites and dovetail joints. This model is for a building component that could be manufactured in ceramic with minimal waste.

It is credited Courtesy of Jenny Sabin Studio and Sabin Design Lab, Cornell Architecture.

Our curators have highlighted 14 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

  • Sidewall, Brick, 1950
  • molded plastic on paper backing.
  • Gift of Interior Design and Decoration.
  • 1951-27-11

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 17.8 × 17.8 × 7.6 cm (7 × 7 × 3 in.)

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

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url=https://www-6.collection.cooperhewitt.org/objects/69192483/ |title=Prototype, PolyBrick series, 2014 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=20 July 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>