Taking place tomorrow is a panel discussion entitled Return of the Classics: Timeless Mid-Century Design. It is being held on Wednesday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. in the NYSID Auditorium at 170 East 70th Street, NYC. Tickets are $12 for the general public, $10 for seniors and non-NYSID students. NYSID students get in free.
The panelists will discuss why 20th-century design is still so apealing, and these experts will revisit the best designs of several decades past, some that never lost popularity and some that are just now being revived. Panelists include Susan Lyons, president of DesignTex, Steven Stolman, president of Scalamandré, Inc. and Larry Weinberg, 20th-century design historian and dealer. The discussion will be moderated by Donald Albrecht, curator of architecture and design at the Museum of the City of New York.
It's not too late to register! Tickets are $12 for the general public and $10 for seniors and non-NYSID students. NYSID students get in free.
Also of interest is the current exhibition in the NYSID gallery, Mid-Century Maestro: The Textiles of Boris Kroll. Kroll is credited with the first introduction of bright color for upholstery fabrics and designed textiles for the Continential Airlines premier 747 jet service to Honolulu, featuring colors ranging from hot pink in first class to turquoise blue in coach.
The exhibition runs through December 7 at the NYSID gallery, 161 East 69th Street, NYC. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212-472-1500 x405.
|Eames LAR chair with Kroll Mirage upholstery|