About Us

Photo of the store, a white space filled with colorful items, with two blurred people moving through it. The foreground is blurred, you can make out the shapes of books, cups, a pitcher, a reflective lamp. In the background there is a glassed in area with two chairs, a wall-mounted full bookshelf, and shelves full of toys. The sharp center of the image features several vases on top of a glass case.


Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design, and is the steward of one of the most diverse and comprehensive design collections in existence—more than 215,000 design objects spanning 30 centuries. From ancient textiles and works on paper to icons of modern design and cutting-edge technologies, Cooper Hewitt’s collection serves as inspiration for creative work of all kinds and tells the story of design’s paramount importance in improving our world.

It is the goal of the SHOP to create a true design destination for its patrons, offering a carefully curated selection of product by established and emerging designers that will surprise, delight and inspire. Discover a spectrum of books on design, limited-edition works by contemporary designers, exclusive items developed alongside exhibitions, and design icons from the Cooper Hewitt permanent collection.

Cascade stack of six folded napkins, each with a different vibrantly colored floral graphic printed on   white, flour-sack like fabric. Colors from left to right are: magenta, red orange, brown, yellow, green, blue. Text below the image says "Collection" in all caps.Matte black mug that has a large Cooper Hewitt logo printed on it in white. The logo is cut off so you can only see "COO" stacked on top of "HEW." The mug has a clear lid. Text below the image says "Branded" in all caps.White book cover that has four lines of large text that says "Nature: Collab-orations in Design" laid over an amorphous shape that is a gradient of vibrant blue and orange.

A black line drawing of an English Georgian style historic mansion.


2 East 91st St
New York, NY, 10128, USA


10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. daily

Tickets are no longer required for SHOP entry.
Reserve tickets to the museum here.

The museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day and December 25.


(+1) 212.849.8355



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