Jane Thompson

My Marimekko Moment


Melooni is a large-scale design made of concentric ovals in orange, fuchsia, black, and purple on a red ground. It is produced by screen printing on cotton fabric. The Melooni pattern was designed for Marimekko in 1963 by designer Maija Isola, who created 533 designs for Marimekko over the course of her thirty-eight year career. Isola studied as a painter and her designs have a painterly quality about them that is bold, intense, and enthusiastic.
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Cooper-Hewitt: Game Change in the Design of Retailing


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2010 National Design Awards: Lifetime Achievement - Jane Thompson


Jane Thompson is an editor, designer, and planner, who, for six decades, has explored how design relates to all of us. As founding editor of I.D. magazine, Thompson became a critical voice in design, providing a strong female perspective in a male-dominated field.
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Recounting The Genesis of Design Research


On September 21, Cooper-Hewitt and Chronicle Books celebrated the publication of Design Research: The Store that Brought Modern Living to American Homes, by Jane Thompson and Alexandra Lange.
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2010 National Design Awards


Today Cooper-Hewitt announced the winners of the 11th annual National Design Awards. The entire list of winners and finalists is here.
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