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Cooper-Hewitt: Brand Felt of Canada
Industrial felt production at Brand Felt of Canada Toronto, Canada, 2008. Produced by Cooper-Hewitt with the cooperation of Brand Felt of Canada Fashioning Felt presents an extraordinary range of felt. From two-dimensional carpets to three-dimensional environments, each work reveals the virtuosity of both the material and the designers. The exhibition and book focus on felt...
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Claudy Jongstra at the U.N.
Dutch designer Claudy Jongstra recently showcased her tapestries of raw wool and silk here in New York at the United Nations. A participant in Cooper-Hewitt’s 2009 Fashioning Felt exhibition, Claudy has a unique design process that is committed to sustainability, biodiverisity, and the preservation of natural and cultural heritage. Claudy keeps her own sheep, her...
Cooper-Hewitt: Convergence of Craft and Industry – Claudy Jongstra and Kathryn Walter
This program brings together two designers featured in Fashioning Felt who approach incorporating felt into architectural use from different starting places but with beautiful and unexpected endings. Both designers collaborate with architects to create decorative and functional felt interventions. Kathryn Walter works primarily with industrial felt while Claudy Jongstra uses raw wool and natural dyes....
Cooper-Hewitt: Felt Makers-Terelj, Mongolia
Filmed by Chrtstine Martens. Made with the support of the Asian Cultural Council Fashioning Felt presents an extraordinary range of felt. From two-dimensional carpets to three-dimensional environments, each work reveals the virtuosity of both the material and the designers. The exhibition and book focus on felt that has been produced by traditional hand- or machine-felting...
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Video: Fashioning Felt on Martha Stewart
Curator Susan Brown and Fashioning Felt designer Janice Arnold appeared on The Martha Stewart Show this week to talk about the exhibition now on view at Cooper-Hewitt. Click the link below to watch the segment. http://www.marthastewart.com/article/cooper-hewitt-felt-exhibit?xsc=ch It’s a good thing.
Cooper-Hewitt: JA Felt
Making the Palace Yurt felts at the studio of JA Felt Centralia, Washington, 2008. Fllmed by Paul Moore. Courtesy of JA Felt Fashioning Felt presents an extraordinary range of felt. From two-dimensional carpets to three-dimensional environments, each work reveals the virtuosity of both the material and the designers. The exhibition and book focus on felt...
Fashioning Felt
Fashioning Felt opens next week. The exhibition explores the varied new uses of felt in a range of fields, including product design, fashion, architecture, and home furnishings. The exhibition runs from March 6 to September 7. On Friday March 6, the Museum will host a lecture by two designers featured in the exhibition, Claudy Jongstra...
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Janice Arnold Sketches
During a visit to Cooper-Hewitt about a year and a half ago, West-coast felt-maker Janice Arnold was intrigued by the form of the museum’s conservatory. Its domed roof and iron mullions resemble the radiating struts of the framework of a yurt—the circular tent dwelling of the nomadic tribes who first created felt. Next week, Arnold...
Cooper-Hewitt: Fashioning Felt
Fashioning Felt on view Mar 6 through Sept 7, 2009 at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. This exhibition explores the varied new uses of felt in a range of fields, including product design, fashion, architecture, and home furnishings.