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The Immersion Room

The Immersion Room, an interactive installation of digitised wallpapers from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum's collection, illustrates how we create ideas of utopia within our own homes. Looking at the transformative capability of wallpaper in creating ideal homes over nearly 300 years, the project offers up a selection of papers from the museum's extensive archives for digital exploration. A digital pen changes the paper projected. If a preferred utopian backdrop is not found from a range of 100 on offer, you can design an alternative on the console table, where you can also collect and save designs to be viewed later.

Photo: Ed Reeve

Administering Bodies: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Design Team: Cooper Hewitt; Local Projects
Curator: Gregory Herringshaw
Supporting Bodies: The Secretary of the Smithsonian and the Smithsonian National Board; Bloomberg Philanthropies. Additional support from Amita and Purnendu Chatterjee; Flavor Paper; Osborne & Little; Hadley Exhibits</p