"Cavagnole!" This is something we might hear today if this 18th-century game still being played. Cavagnole, a pre-modern version of bingo, was much more than just an ordinary board game—its aesthetic appeal reflected the culture, beauty, and art forms revered in the height of its popularity.
Cavagnole, board game, Europe, 18th century, play, games, paintings, gilding

Western European Embroidery in the Collection of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum

Publication design: Roger Whitehouse
embroidery, Europe, textiles, samplers, permanent collection, ch:exhibition=35349857

Embroidery Through the Ages

The artistry and craftsmanship of embroidery from the 14th century through the 20th century is on display in this exhibition, with a focus on Western Europe. Works range from liturgical vestments, wallhangings, and linens embroidered by nuns to garments by modern designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Cristóbal Balenciaga.  Organized by the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. 
embroidery, Europe, craftsmanship, handicrafts, needlework, fabrics, wallhangings, fashion, accessories, traveling exhibtions

Western European Embroidery

A history of the art and technique of the actual stitches employed in embroidery is displayed and explained in this exhibition of items from the permanent collection of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum. The earliest object dates from 1425, and subsequent examples follow the development of needlework to the present time. The greatest number of objects come from monasteries, churches and palaces, and include wall hangings, table covers, samplers, pillow covers, indoor caps (for both men and women), and men’s waistcoats.
embroidery, Europe, textiles, samplers, permanent collection, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349857

European Illustration: 1974–1984

Original artwork by leading European illustrators for books, magazines, and newspapers is on display. The exhibition features 150 illustrations selected from the thousands reproduced since 1974 in the Designers and Art Directors Association of London's European Illustration annual.
illustration, Europe, 20th century, traveling exhibitions

Purses, Pockets, Pouches

More than 150 examples are on display in this exhibition of men’s and women’s bags and purses from four centuries of European and American design. These knitted, netted, beaded, appliqued, and embroidered examples were intended for holding a range of objects, including tobacco, combs, love letters, gifts, perfume, and, of course, coins.
purses, bags, pouches, accessories, Europe, America, exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349413

Eighteenth-Century Scenic and Architectural Design: Drawings by the Galli Bibiena Family

The Galli Bibiena family dominated theater production in Europe from the late seventeenth to the late eighteenth century. This exhibition showcases the family's architectural and theatrical designs—notably the work of Francesco Galli Bibiena and his son, Giovanni Carlo Galli Bibiena—through drawings, engravings, books, and manuscripts.
Bibiena, theatrical design, Italy, Portugal, Europe, 17th century, 18th century, drawings, prints, books, traveling exhibitions, ch:exhibition=35349709

Glass of the Avant-Garde: From Vienna Secession to Bauhaus

More than 100 glass objects from the Torsten Brohan Collection of the Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, Madrid, are displayed in this exhibition. These objects were produced in Austria, the Czech Republic, and Germany between the turn of the century and the years between the two World Wars and include the work of the Bauhaus, Wilhelm Wagenweld, and Wiener Werkstätte.
Glass, 20th century, Europe, Bauhaus, Wiener Werkstätte, Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Wilhelm Wagenwold, ch:exhibition=35350107

Collection Spotlight: Whitney Warren

Cooper-Hewitt’s Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department collection holds a large group of drawings by Whitney Warren, including two albums of over 230 sketches made while he was living in France in the last decades of the nineteenth century.
Whitney Warren, architect, 19th century, 20th century, Warren and Wetmore, collection spotlight, drawings, sketches, buildings, details, France, Europe

The Product Nutrition Label Revealed: Q+A with Joe Gebbia

Joe Gebbia is a San Francisco-based industrial designer and self-described “designtrepreneur,” as well as founding partner of the green materials consultancy Ecolect. 
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