furnishings

Cooper-Hewitt: Groundbreaking- The Past as Inspiration


Giovanni Battista Piranesi, an eighteenth-century designer of architecture, elaborate Interiors and exquisite furnishings, boldly combined historical elements to create innovative designs that still resonate today. Cooper-Hewitt invites a panel of designers to discuss how, like Piranesi, their imaginative and often irreverent use of historical motifs invigorates contemporary design. This panel features: Anna Sui, Fashion Designer; Bill Diamond, Interior Designer, Diamond + Baratta; Tony Baratta, Interior Designer, Diamond + Baratta;
Piranesi, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, architect, Designer, interiors, furnishings, Anna Sui, Bill Diamond, Tony Baratta, Jessica Smith, Ellen Lupton, historical motifs, inspiration, contemporary design, Piranesi as Designer, Exhibition, panel, talk, long, public program

The Royal Pavilion at Brighton


This exhibition honors the Silver Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II with a celebration of the architecture and design of the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, originally commissioned by George IV in the 18th century and completed in the 19th century. The furnishings and designs on display include items  from the Cooper-Hewitt's permanent collection, the Royal Pavilion's collection, and nine items especially chosen by the Queen. Works by architect John Nash, and designers Frederick Crace and Augustus Charles Pugin, are featured.
england, Architecture, furnishings, George IV, traveling exhibitions

Object of the Month - February 2012: Knoll Textiles


For over seventy years, Knoll has been a leader in modern workplace furnishings and textiles. Cooper-Hewitt recently added forty pieces of Knoll textiles and furniture to the collection, most of which were recently seen in the exhibition Knoll Textiles: 1945–2010 at the Bard Graduate Center Museum in New York.
Object of the Month, textiles, Knoll, workplace, furnishings, acquisitions