Friday, March 11, 2011

Tapis et Tissus, présenté par Sonia Delaunay

I've been working on an exhibition that's opening at the Cooper-Hewitt on March 18, Color: Moves: Art and Fashion by Sonia Delaunay. Seeing the material in person the last couple weeks has been super exciting, but I also discovered some amazing stuff during research for the show. The Cooper-Hewitt has a design library with the most fantastic and beautiful rare books, including Tapis et Tissus. Published in 1929, the book has a foreword by Sonia Delaunay, and features a couple of her textile designs, and designs chosen by her, including some from the Bauhaus weaving workshop (Anni Albers!). The patterns are incredible, and sometimes so contemporary looking it's crazy!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Makes me want to needlepoint a pillow bassed on a Delauney design, says Momster.