window treatments

Enhancing the View


Weaver and designer Dorothy Liebes owed much of her success to her ability to create textiles that complemented and enhanced mid-century modern architecture. Using windows to bring the outside in was an integral part of the period's new design for living. Multiple large windows became a standard feature in new homes, often replacing fireplaces as the focal point of the main room. 
Dorothy Liebes, weaving, modern architecture, window treatments, interiors, textiles

The sky is darkening like a stain


Does capturing the malevolent and mysterious quality of Rodarte’s fashions in contract fabrics sound like the impossible brief? Then extra credit is due to this collaboration among former National Design Award winners Rodarte and Knoll. Since their debut in 2005, Rodarte’s collections have been singled out for their intensive, often destructive textile treatments, which have included burning, sanding, and staining.
Kate Mulleavy, Laura Mulleavy, Rodarte, Dorothy Cosonas, Knoll Luxe, W.H. Auden, window treatments, The Moderns, digital printing, National Design Awards

Paris Recorded: The Thérèse Bonney Collection


More than 140 photographs by the photojournalist Thérèse Bonney are on display in this exhibition documenting the evolution of design and decoration in Paris, from the watershed Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in 1925 through the early 1930s. These photographs, selected from the Museum's archives, capture the great changes in the Parisian streetscape due to innovative, modernist facades and art deco influences in window displays at stores such as Galeries Lafayette and Bon Marché.  
Thérèse Bonney, 1925 Paris Exposition, France, 20th century, Architecture, interior design, decoration, window treatments, retail, photography, photojournalism, exhibitions