1960s

Sign of the Times: Music and Design, 1960s–1980s


Join us for a look at how popular music and design influenced the material culture and lifestyle of the 1960s–1980s.Pat Kirkham (Bard Graduate Center), Paula Scher (Pentagram), Ben Watson (Herman Miller), and Stephen Duncombe (NYU) explore highlights of Cooper-Hewitt's collection, from graphic design to furniture and product design. Reception: 6:30-7:00 p.m. Lecture: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
music, design and music, rock and roll, 1960s, 1980s, design, product design, graphic design

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The Chairs They Are A-Changing


Introduced by Finnish furniture manufacturer Asko Oy in 1968, Eero Aarnio's "Pastilli" rocking chair—sometimes called the “Gyro” or "Rock 'N' Roll" chair—epitomizes the turbulent, unconventional era of the late Sixties.
chair, Eero Aarnio, Asko Oy, polyester, 1960s