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MAD Mallets by UM Project for Cooper-Hewitt SHOP

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by Promila Shastri last modified Dec 19, 2014

If owning a mallet has never been top-of-mind before, the MAD Mallet range from Brooklyn design studio UM Project may give rise to a sudden urge. Designed specifically for the SHOP at New York’s newly refurbished Cooper-Hewitt design museum, this mallet series continues an increasingly popular trend of turning functional tools into coveted art pieces, while reflecting the — Continue reading …




 

 

um-project-mad-mallets-shop-cooper-hewitt-smithsonian-design-museum-designboom-07If owning a mallet has never been top-of-mind before, the MAD Mallet range from Brooklyn design studio UM Project may give rise to a sudden urge. Designed specifically for the SHOP at New York’s newly refurbished Cooper-Hewitt design museum, this mallet series continues an increasingly popular trend of turning functional tools into coveted art pieces, while reflecting the museum’s desire to “feature significant design objects from around the world, with a focus on American designers.” Hand crafted from a combination of wood, metals, and lacquer, the MAD Mallets range comprises 15 mallets of slightly varying design elements and color/material combinations, each crafted as functional tool, to be sure—but who in their right mind would want to mar such prettiness by actually using them?
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