The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum Hosts "Design For A Living World."

by CHRISTOPHER CONFESSORE · May 22, 2009

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I recently had the pleasure of attending as The Nature Conservancy and the Cooper-Hewitt Museum hosted a preview reception celebrating the new exhibition, Design for a Living World, which features designs by Yves Béhar, Isaac Mizrahi, Stephen Burks, Hella Jongerius, Maya Lin, Christien Meindertsma, Abbott Miller, Ted Muehling, Paulina Reyes for Kate Spade and Ezri Tarazi. The ten designers and made objects from sustainable, natural materials found in the many areas the Conservancy works in around the world.

Conservancy Trustees and the Young Professionals Group joined Bill Uhlfelder, the new director for New York, Joe Gleberman, Board Chairman, and Mark Tercek, President of The Conservancy to view the traveling exhibition.  Among the guests were Lawrence Benenson, Real Housewives’ Maximiliano Palacio, Sara Herbert-Galloway, Nanci Schallman, Errol Rappaport, Cindy Marinangel, Katherine & Gary Andreassen, Miriam Klipper, Melissa Brown, Joy LaSalle, Cristin Gates, Julie Lasky, David Noh and designer Michael Love. As a clever parting gift, the Conservancy handed out water-saving shower heads! The exhibition is now open to the public and will continue through Jan. 4, 2010.

Isaac Mizrahi and his salmon leather evening wear