Albers Exhibition: Cooper-Hewitt Design Museum New York City, NY

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The exhibit displayed the textiles of Anni Albers and the furniture of Josef Albers from the early 1920s through the 1950s, from their Bauhaus years to their arrival in America. The exhibition was the first to display their work together for the public. It was organized as a series of interior vignettes, juxtaposing the two designers' work to understand how they influenced each other, and highlighting the material and structural relationships evident in their designs.

Working under strict conservation requirements, TMA suspended textiles, cantilevered horizontal display cases and recessed vertical display cases. Internal light attics were designed into the cases to optimize viewing of intricate detail and to reduce glare.

Photographs © Matt Flynn (Courtesy of the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum)

Location New York City, NY
Owner Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Program Textile and Furniture Exhibit