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String Yarns: Cooper Hewitt Exhibit Private Tour and Special Shopping Event

  • Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum 2 E 91st St, New York, NY 10128 United States (map)
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String Yarns: Cooper Hewitt Exhibit Private Tour and Special Shopping Event 

Join Stacy Charles and Lisa Hoffman for a special day of design and culture at the Cooper Hewitt Museum’s “Nature by Design” exhibit. Attendees will be taken for a private tour through this extraordinary juxtaposition of naturally occurring patterns that influence design in all forms. Throughout history, designers have observed nature, investigated its materials, and imitated and abstracted its patterns and shapes. Textiles, jewelry, furniture, cutlery, and more show how designers have interpreted nature’s rich beauty and astonishing complexity. Across scales from microscopic to monumental and in forms familiar and unusual, tour guests will be invited to discover how nature and design have intersected in the past and continue to converge in our world.

After this fascinating walk through the inspiration of nature, a boxed lunch will be provided and if weather permits, guests are welcome to eat in the calming garden at the Cooper Hewitt Museum. Attendees are also welcome to eat inside the museum; if you’d like to take your lunch to String Yarns, we’ll be waiting with open arms!

After lunch, everyone will meet at String to enjoy a special event day discount for shopping to satisfy the inspiration you got from our morning at the museum, and the day wouldn’t be complete without a special souvenir gift for all who can join us. 


Monday, September 23, 2019

Meet at the Cooper Hewitt at 10:45am

Tour begins at 11:00am until about 11:45am.  

$75 per person (includes private tour, lunch, and souvenir gift)

Guests will enjoy a special discount at String for the event day

Please call String 212-288-9276 or email