textile design

Object of the Month: Finnish Hop


The Lindy Hop was a swing dance phenomenon, but the Finnish Hop?  This lively design was produced by the artists’ collective know as The Folly Cove Designers, for its location near Gloucester on the Massachusetts coast. Many Finnish immigrants had settled there, attracted by skilled work in the granite quarries or the boat building industry. At least half a dozen Finnish immigrants or Finnish-Americans were members of the collective, including Eino Natti and Aino Clarke, who produced large numbers of textile designs.
textile design, Virginia Demetrios, The Folly Cove Designers, Object of the Month, 20th century, American, dance

Design by the Yard: Textile Printing from 800 to 1956


textiles, textile design, textile printing, fabrics, apparel, fashion

The Wonders of Thread: A Gift of Textiles from the Collection of Elizabeth Gordon


textiles, textile design, permanent collection, recent acquisitions, 20th century, Elizabeth Gordon

The Greenleaf Collection: Textile Arts from the 16th to the Early 19th Century


textiles, textile design, lace making, lace, needlework, embroidery, fashion, Richard Cranch Greenleaf

Printed Textiles 1760-1860 in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum


Publication design: Mentkya/Schlott
textiles, textile design, textile printing, fabric, 18th century, 19th century, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35349321

Color Light Surface: Contemporary Fabrics


An exhibition devoted to the fabrics of the 1980s. Metallics, pleating, and puckering feature among the 150 textiles on view.
textiles, textile design, textile printing, fabrics, wallcoverings, floor coverings, 1980s, exhibitions

Recent Acquisitions: Textile Selection


Featured objects include Monuments of Indiana designed by American Paul Riba, and contemporary screen-printed fabrics by the Swiss firm Création Baumann.
recent acquisitions, textiles, textile design, textile printing, permanent collection, exhibitions

Design and Fabric Technology: Pushing the Limits


This exhibition spotlights designs that resulted from major international collaborations between textile designers and fabric producers—collaborations that combine art and technology to push beyond the limitations normally imposed by the commercial market. Objects include screen-printed textiles created by the Netherlands-based designer, Ulf Moritz, who joined Dutch producer De Ploeg and the German firm Taurus, as well as whimsical Jacquard woven fabrics produced by American textile artists Patricia Kinsella and Sheila O’Hara, who were sponsored by the German company&n
textiles, textile design, textile printing, knitting, technology, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35350051

Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living


Josef Albers, one of the most pioneering artists of his era, and his wife, Anni, considered by many to be the foremost textile artist of the 20th century, shared an aesthetic vision and philosophy that helped to transform the look of the modern domestic interior.
Josef and Anni Albers: Designs for Living, Josef Albers, Anni Albers, exhibitions, textile design, interior design, ch:exhibition=35350323

Looking Forward/Looking Back: Recent Acquisitions in 20th and 21st Century Design


Looking Forward/Looking Back will display objects from the past 100 years that were acquired in order to expand the breadth of the collection and augment the Museum’s contemporary holdings. The exhibition will feature significant works by renowned 20th century designers, including Paul Frankl, René Herbst, Herbert Matter and Philippe Starck.
Looking Forward/Looking Back, exhibitions, permanent collection, 20th century, furniture design, textile design, graphic design, recent acquisitions, ch:exhibition=35350945

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