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Image features a 2/2 twill with geometric pattern of projecting loops made by supplementary warp. Warp: black 3 ply string; supplementary warp of red bouclé. Weft: black 3 ply string paired with flat metallic gold. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Color in Combination
In celebration of Women’s History Month, March Object of the Day posts highlight women designers in the collection. Today’s blog post was written by Maleyne Syracuse and originally published on March 20, 2013. Weaver and textile designer Dorothy Liebes had twin obsessions: texture and color, both exemplified by this sample from the museum’s collection. Liebes’...
Necklace with pendant suspended from four coiled plastic loops on clear acrylic tube strung with black hemp cord knotted with four red plastic pony beads. Pendant: clear vinyl pouch stitched with red thread to form four sections,each holding a found object: a die-stamped tin toy car; a wooden domino tile; a wooden nickel; and a small wooden disk showing the Coca-Cola logo. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Preserving the Precious
In celebration of Women’s History Month, March Object of the Day posts highlight women designers in the collection. This necklace was made by Ramona Solberg in the early 1970s. It was in her private collection, and until her death she was its only owner. The pendant is a simple interpretation of reliquary jewelry which usually...
Perspectival view of a row of identically-dressed men—in black jacket and striped gray and black slacks, and hats—all are facing the wall. Right side has checkerboard floor in peach and terracotta; a man can be seen in lower right cropped off. Center, in tan: THE THEATER. / VERY PARCO. Japanese characters, upper right. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
THE THEATER. VERY PARCO.
In celebration of Women’s History Month, March Object of the Day posts highlight women designers in the collection. Today’s blog post was written by Kristina Parsons and originally published on March 17, 2014. Eiko Ishioka was a prolific and revolutionary designer. She contributed enormously to the fields of art direction, graphic design, production, as well as costume...
Image shows large and small-scale poppies in bright orange against a field of ocher and tan grass with sporadic black patches. Please scroll down for a further description of this image.
California Gleamin’
In celebration of Women’s History Month, March Object of the Day posts highlight women designers in the collection. This floral paper stuns with its bright warm colors and energetically-rendered flowers. The Cooper Hewitt has three other colorways of this particular design, each equally eye-catching and bold. This particular paper, though printed by a New York-based...
Upholstery fabric with irregular vertical stripes in saturated colors of blue-gray, black, gray, dark yellow, white, and bright pink. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Tactile Color
In celebration of Women’s History Month, March Object of the Day posts highlight women designers in the collection. In 2012, Knoll Textiles’ Creative Director Dorothy Cosonas approached Dutch graphic and book designer Irma Boom to develop a collection of textiles based on two of her books: Colour (Kleur) Based on Art, 2005 and Colour Based...
Carved dragon vase (first kiln - in red); cast, cream colored stoneware body with hand-modeled dragon encirling the shoulder and neck in high relief with one leg freestanding. Cobalt blue underglaze and red overglaze decoration; gilt highlights. On reverse, fan-shaped panel of pale underglaze blue painted in overglaze brown with birds flying above cattails and rushes. Allover highly stylized, partially gilded wave pattern. Clear glaze.
The Woman Behind Artful American Ceramics
In celebration of Women’s History Month, March Object of the Day posts highlight women designers in the collection. This dragon vase was made at Frederick Dallas’s Hamilton Road Pottery by Maria Longworth Nichols. Nichols worked there before founding her own firm, Rookwood Pottery, later in 1880. This example is marked with a number “3” on...
Image of an interior, with a full-length figure of a nude woman in the foreground, seen from the back. Figure's arms are raised. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
An Intaglio Interior
In celebration of Women’s History Month, March Object of the Day posts highlight women designers in the collection. Judith (Judy) Seigel (1930-2017) received a certificate in Art from Cooper Union in 1954 and received a MFA degree in Photography from the Pratt Institute in 1980.  Based in New York City, Seigel was as an illustrator...
Image shows a bandbox bottom, with lid removed, covered in wallpaper with printed scene of a woman driving a chariot pulled by a single horse. Scene is enframed in a foliate scroll medallion. Please scroll down for a further description of this image.
Building a Better Box
In celebration of Women’s History Month, March Object of the Day posts highlight women designers in the collection. Blogging today about an early women designer and craftsperson, Hannah Davis. Hannah is known for creating some of the most finely constructed bandboxes in the business. She entered the field in 1818 at the age of 34....
Woven in off-white with the dyed image of a face in grey/pink. Please scroll down to read the blog post about this object.
Warp Face
In celebration of Women’s History Month, March Object of the Day posts highlight women designers in the collection. Trude Guermonprez began experimenting with what she called “textile graphics” around 1970; she described this evolution in her work as moving toward: “More [of] an awareness of our ties with the universe…I sense a quieting of passions...