textiles

Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance


Extreme Textiles is the first major museum exhibition to explore the extraordinary innovations occurring in technical textiles. Featuring over 150 fully realized products or projects, the exhibition shows how these incredible new materials are revolutionizing the fields of architecture, apparel, medicine, transportation, aerospace, and the environment. These diverse new textiles share common qualities: they are stronger, lighter, faster, smarter, and safer than their predecessors.
Extreme Textiles, exhibitions, textiles, materials, Architecture, ch:exhibition=35350777

Quicktake: Doshi Levien for Moroso


This summer, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will present Quicktake: Doshi Levien for Moroso, a special installation in the museum's Great Hall showcasing the designers' new "Charpoy" collection of daybeds and pillows for Moroso.
Doshi Levien, Nipa Doshi, Jonathan Levien, Quicktake, exhibitions, Installations, India, furniture design, textiles, craftsmanship, handicrafts, sewing, artisans

Rococo: The Continuing Curve


In March 2008, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will present Rococo: The Continuing Curve, 1730–2008, a groundbreaking exhibition that fully explores rococo style and its continuing revivals up to the present day in multiple fields, including furniture, decorative arts, textiles, prints, and drawings. 
Rococo: The Continuing Curve, exhibitions, rococo, furniture design, decorative arts, textiles, prints, drawings, sarah coffin, Ellen Lupton, gail davidson, Penelope Hunter-Stiebel, ch:exhibition=35350903
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Multiple Choice: From Sample to Product


This exhibition will examine sample books and other sampling formats as tools for marketing or recording designs and techniques in a wide variety of media. Drawn from the Museum's collection, exhibition objects will include sample books of wallcoverings; woven and printed textiles; ribbons, lace and embroidery; sample plates; and drawings and prints showing design alternatives.
Multiple Choice, Multiple Choice: From Sample to Product, exhibitions, sample books, permanent collection, wall coverings, textiles, sewing equipment, drawings, prints, ch:exhibition=35350753

Curators Select: Recent Acquisitions, 2003–2008


This exhibition will feature recent acquisitions to all four of the museum's collecting departments: Product Design and Decorative Arts; Drawings, Prints and Graphic Design; Textiles; and Wallcoverings.
curators select, recent acquisitions, permanent collection, exhibitions, product design, decorative arts, drawings, prints, graphic design, textiles, wallcoverings, ch:exhibition=35350961

Fashioning Felt


This exhibition will explore the varied new uses of felt—an ancient material produced by one of the earliest techniques for making textiles. The exhibition will begin with historic examples of felts, showcase innovations in handmade felts, and feature contemporary uses of industrial felt in a range of fields, including product design, fashion, architecture, and home furnishings. 
Fashioning Felt, felt, textiles, exhibitions, Susan Brown, textile design, product design, fashion design, Architecture, home furnishings, ch:exhibition=35350951
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Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay


Known primarily as an abstract painter and colorist, Sonia Delaunay applied her talents and theories to all areas of visual expression, including graphics, interiors, theater and film, fashion and textiles. A trademark of Delaunay's work is the sense of movement and rhythm created by the simultaneous contrasts of certain colors. This exhibition will focus on fashion designs from her own Atelier Simultané in Paris during the 1920s, as well as textiles designed for the Metz & Co. department store in Amsterdam in the 1930s.
Sonia Delaunay, Color Moves, exhibitions, fashion design, textile design, patterns, textiles, painting, pochoir, 1920s, 1930s

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

Donor Spotlight : Richard C. Greenleaf


Richard Cranch Greenleaf (1887–1961) was a prolific collector of lace, costume, and textiles. To a large extent, the strength of Cooper-Hewitt’s collection in these areas can be attributed to his generosity.
Richard Cranch Greenleaf, donor, collector, lace, costume, textiles, collection

ICFF 2011 and Beyond...


Design Watch Members explored the International Contemporary Furniture Fair with Matilda McQuaid, Deputy Curatorial Director. The tour’s theme, wallcoverings and textiles, led us to Scrapwood Wallpaper Made in Holland by Piet Hein Eek
International Contemporary Furniture Fair, ICFF, 2011, Design Watch, tour, wallcoverings, textiles

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