Caroline Baumann

Band-Aid Revolution


This past weekend was a terrific Cynthia Rowley/Johnson & Johnson extravaganza at Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Cynthia’s show at Lincoln Center was downright gorgeous, with stunning skirts perforated with geometric shapes and cabochon-covered fabrics with transparent cardigans and gauzy stockings.
Cynthia Rowley, fashion design, runway, Show, fabrics, perforation, perforated, transparent, band aid, adhesive bandages, brand

Chicago


Recently in Chicago for NeoCon and the the unveiling of the Architecture & Design Galleries at the Art Institute of Chicago. Enjoyed showroom after showroom, despite the dizzying effect of the Merchandise Mart!
Chicago, NeoCon, 2010, Art Institute of Chicago, architecture and design, galleries, new, Merchandise Mart, Antenna Workspace, Masamichi Udagawa, Sigi Moeslinger, Renzo Piano, Maharam, textiles, Cindy Allen, Yves Béhar, Bruce Mau, Hanns-Peter Cohn, Gregg Buchbinder, Susan Szenasy, Gio Ponti, Polly Apfelbaum, Bourollec brothers, Konstantin Grcic, Patrick Jouin, Marcel Wanders, Joseph Rosa, Zoë Ryan, Alison Fisher

Paris: Buzzing with Design


With the Pavilion des Arts et Design at the Tuileries last week, Paris was buzzing with design.
paris, France, Pavilion des Arts et Design, PAD, Paris Art and Design, Tuileries, Kartell, windows, quotes, comments, Merci, store, Bonpoint, Marie-France Cohen, Bernard Cohen, Patrick Seguin, gallery, l'Institut du Monde Arabe, Arab World Institute, Jean Nouvel, Pierre Chardin, mosaic, table, Hella Jongerius, Ronan Bouroullec, Erwan Bouroullec, brothers, Galerie Kreo

Rodarte Show


Rodarte show was like no other—breathtakingly beautiful materials in muted tones combined to communicate a dreamy state. Gorgeous pieces with surprising, mixed use of knits, lace, felt and silk. 
Rodarte, fashion design, Laura Mulleavy, Kate Mulleavy, sisters, fashion show, materials, invitation design, Patrick Li

Welcome our two new trustees


I am thrilled to announce that Stuart Bohart of Morgan Stanley and Marissa Mayer of Google and have joined Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum’s board of trustees. 
trustees, new, Stuart Bohart, Morgan Stanley, Marissa Mayer, Google, National Design Award, 2008, corporate achievement

Cooper-Hewitt's New Acting Director


As you may know, Paul Warwick Thompson, the Museum’s director of eight years, has resigned to accept the position of rector of the Royal College of Art in London. Starting July 13th, I will serve as acting director of the museum while a ten-member committee, of which I am a part, searches for a permanent director.
Caroline Baumann, Acting Director, museum, Paul Warwick Thompson, Director, Royal College of Art, search committee, RE:DESIGN, renovation, reconfiguration, endowment, increase, Miller/Fox, townhouses, programming

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