interiors

A House of Unique Character


Anna Alma-Tadema, Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Townsend House, St. Regent’s Park, drawing, Sir Frederick Leighton, William Burgess, Frederic Edwin Church, Olana, Albert Bierstadt, Royal Academy of Arts, Architecture, interiors

New Day


Often called "England’s Eamses," Robin and Lucienne Day were a designing couple utterly committed to modernism. The unexpectedness and vitality of their postwar interior furnishings, particularly Lucienne’s pattern designs for textiles, carpets, wallcoverings, and dishware, shaped the look of modern England in the 1950s.
Robin Day, Lucienne Day, Festival of Britain, Calyx, Paul Klee, textiles, textile design, england, 20th century, interiors

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

A Pliable Plane


The granite and glass Ford Foundation Headquarters Building on East 42nd Street in Manhattan was designed by Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo Associates. Completed in 1967, the building is an icon of International Style Modernism. New York Times critic Ada Louise Huxtable hailed the building, with its sky-lit atrium and lush indoor garden, as “12 stories of subtle splendor.”
Sheila Hicks, Warren Platner, Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo Associates, Eero Saarinen, embroidery, Ford Foundation, International Style, modernist architecture, Interior Architecture, interiors, textile design

Behind Closed Doors: How Royalty Lived in Nineteenth-Century Paris


Hilaire Thierry’s exquisite drawing, Salon in the Restoration Taste, from the early 1820s, is one of more than 70 19th-century European interiors from Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum that are on view at the Musée de la Vie Romantique through January 15, 2013. The exhibition, Intérieurs Romantiques, highlig
Hilaire Thierry, 19th century, interiors, France, drawing, Musée de la Vie Romantique, Queen Victoria, Prince Albert, Château de Saint-Cloud, Louis XVIII, Duc and Duchesse de Berry

Bill's Design Talks: Michael Graves


Internationally renowned architect and designer Michael Graves will provide an intimate portrait of his celebrated career and discuss the influences that shaped his thinking and approach to design—from his early days as a student and a recipient of the prestigious Prix de Rome fellowship, to his distinguished academic career at Princeton University and the development of his firm into a global design enterprise practicing architecture, interior design, product design, and graphic design.
Michael Graves, Bill Moggridge, career, life, princeton, Prix de Rome, grand tour, warehouse, the warehouse, michael graves' house, Designer, academic, Architecture, interiors, product design, graphic design, bills design talks, medical care, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: The Interiors of Charles Rohlfs - Joseph Cunningham


Charles Rohlfs (1853-1936) ranks as among the most innovative furniture makers from the period around 1900. Praised by the international press and exhibited in the United States and Europe, his exquisite designs reflect a unique mix of styles, including the Aesthetic Movement, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and proto-modernism. Despite the fame of his work and his prominence in nearly all American museum collections of decorative arts, Rohlfs’s interiors and commissions have never before been explored.
Charles Rohlfs, furniture maker, Joseph Cunningham, interiors, interior design, 20th century, The Artistic Furniture of Charles Rohlfs, survey, talk, long, public program

Vienna Moderne 1898—1918


The first major exhibition of Viennese work from this period to be installed anywhere in the United States. Objects on view include furniture, glassware, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, graphic design, and photographs of interiors. Organized by Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery of the University of Houston. Made possible by the Sarah Campbell Blaffer Foundation of Houston and the Austrian Ministry for Science and Research.
vienna, furniture, glassware, ceramics, metalwork, textiles, graphic design, interiors, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349901

The Dream King: Ludwig II of Bavaria


A selection of drawings and gouache designs for Ludwig II's castles and their contents, in addition to articles of furniture, metalwork, and ceramics.  Organized jointly by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
19th century, architectural drawings, interiors, metalwork, ceramics, furniture, exhibitions

The Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard


This exhibition explores the work of artist Alexander Girard (1907-1993), one of America's most innovative 20th century designers. Unique in postwar American design, Girard created textiles as well as graphics, interiors, and furnishings that introduced modern design to millions of Americans.  Organized by Donald Albrecht, Curator of Special Projects.
Alexander Girard, 20th century, American, textiles, graphic design, interiors, furniture design

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