Design [R]evolutions: Modern Times

Event Date: 
Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cheryl Buckley, Professor of Design History, Northumbria University, Newcastle
From the curving lines of Thonet bentwood furniture and delicate Lalique glass to sumptuous jacquard woven textiles and Japanese-influenced graphics, the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries produced extraordinarily beautiful objects. Professor Cheryl Buckley and a panel of experts will tell the story of the turn of the twentieth century - a time of shifting social and political mores- through a range of important design objects from Cooper-Hewitt's collection.