Videos

Cooper-Hewitt: Brand Felt of Canada

Friday July 13, 2012

Industrial felt production at Brand Felt of Canada

Toronto, Canada, 2008.

Produced by Cooper-Hewitt with the cooperation of
Brand Felt of Canada

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Cooper-Hewitt: JA Felt

Friday July 13, 2012

Making the Palace Yurt felts at
the studio of JA Felt
Centralia, Washington, 2008.
Fllmed by Paul Moore.
Courtesy of JA Felt

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Cooper-Hewitt: Gilbert Rohde and Design Now - pt.1 of 3

Friday July 13, 2012

Pioneering and little known furniture designer, Gilbert Rohde (1894 1944), specialized in designing clean, modern pieces appropriate for any room in the house, and his advanced merchandising techniques with Herman Miller laid the groundwork for future designers including George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.

Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller, George Nelson, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Phyllis Ross, Ayse Birsel, Birsel + Seck, Pablo Castro, OBRA Architects, Russel Flinchum, interior design, modernism, modernist furniture, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Gilbert Rohde and Design Now - pt.2 of 3

Friday July 13, 2012

Pioneering and little known furniture designer, Gilbert Rohde (1894 1944), specialized in designing clean, modern pieces appropriate for any room in the house, and his advanced merchandising techniques with Herman Miller laid the groundwork for future designers including George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.

Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller, George Nelson, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Phyllis Ross, Ayse Birsel, Birsel + Seck, Pablo Castro, OBRA Architects, Russel Flinchum, interior design, modernism, modernist furniture, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Gilbert Rohde and Design Now - pt.3 of 3

Friday July 13, 2012

Pioneering and little known furniture designer, Gilbert Rohde (1894 1944), specialized in designing clean, modern pieces appropriate for any room in the house, and his advanced merchandising techniques with Herman Miller laid the groundwork for future designers including George Nelson and Charles and Ray Eames.

Gilbert Rohde, Herman Miller, George Nelson, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, Phyllis Ross, Ayse Birsel, Birsel + Seck, Pablo Castro, OBRA Architects, Russel Flinchum, interior design, modernism, modernist furniture, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Felt Makers-Terelj, Mongolia

Friday July 13, 2012

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 processes; they exclude non-woven felt and techniques, in order to underscore the essential elements of feltmaking — wool fiber, agitation, moisture, and pressure.

Mongolia, wool, felt, Fashioning Felt, Exhibition, yurt, sheep, fiber, camel, horse, friction, Terelj, Christine Martens

Cooper-Hewitt: Shahzia Sikander and Glenn Lowry in Conversation

Friday July 13, 2012

A conversation with internationally acclaimed artist Shahzia Sikander and art historian and MoMA Director, Glenn Lowry.

Shazia Sikander, Glenn Lowry, miniature, permanent collection, Pakistan, RISD, painter, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Provoking Magic - Lighting of Ingo Maurer

Friday July 13, 2012

This retrospective of the celebrated lighting designer Ingo Maurer will offer a comprehensive overview of his nearly four decades of work. Maurer himself will help select works for display, including rare prototypes, serially produced lamps and one-off pieces, as well as models, photographs and films documenting his illumination projects around the world. A highlight of the exhibition will be lighting installations designed by Maurer specifically for Cooper-Hewitt's galleries.

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Cooper-Hewitt: Convergence of Craft and Industry - Claudy Jongstra and Kathryn Walter

Friday July 13, 2012

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. See examples of their work and learn about their process, their choice of felt, and where theyd like to take the material next. Moderated by curator, Susan Brown.

Design Felt, Claudy Jongstra, Kathryn Walter, Fashioning Felt, Exhibition, wool, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Scrapbooks and Self Works- Jessica Helfand and Rebecca Johnson Melvin

Friday July 13, 2012

Combining pictures, words and a wealth of personal ephemera, scrapbook makers preserve on the pages of their books a moment, a day, or a lifetime. Join Jessica Helfand, graphic designer, co-editor of Design Observer, and author of Scrapbooks: An American History, and Rebecca Johnson Melvin, manuscripts librarian and curator of Self Works: Diaries, Scrapbooks, and Other Autobiographical Efforts, for a presentation and conversation about this lively art and its history.

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