July 27–December 1, 2019
VIP & Press Preview | Friday, July 26, 2019
San Francisco, May 14, 2019– The Museum of Craft and Design is pleased to present Dead Nuts: a search for the ultimate machined object, an exploration of some of the finest examples of the mechanical age.
“Dead nuts” is a machinist’s term for absolute precision–the highest compliment for something that is being inspected for accuracy. Through the combination of extreme precision, invention, and design, the machinist is among the most exacting craftsmen. Using resourcefulness, ingenuity and skill they create the critical parts that allow an idea to become a reality. The objects in this exhibition inspire even precision machinists because they represent the finest work and the purest forms.read more