Relief Chair is Added to Cooper Hewitt's Permanent Collection
The Relief Chair falls into the museum’s curatorial department of Product design, but the collection also includes the holdings of the Museum’s Library, Archives, and three other curatorial departments: Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design; Textiles; and Wallcoverings. Designers seeking inspiration for new product lines draw ideas from the diversity of the collection. Scholars and students exploring the history of design use the collection as a primary resource. Writers seeking historical authenticity refer to them for firsthand experience of objects. Collectors—novice and seasoned—use the collection to expand their understanding and develop their expertise.