Calendar of Events
V'Soske Rugs by Architects: Architecture in Transition, 1979-1993, Panel and Exhibition Opening
When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM SUNDAY, MAY 20
Where: At The Center
From its inception in 1924, V’Soske has been committed to the understanding that the rug is a vital component of space and an extension of the architects’ design philosophy. By the mid 1970s, architecture was in a period of transition as the post-war promise of a new Utopia led to build environments that abandoned context and history. Roger McDonald and Ellen Hertzmark, V’Soske’s Directors of Design and Marketing recognized this ideological transition and embarked on creating a collaborative collection of rugs with the leading and emerging architects from 1979-1993. Each handmade rug became the architects’ philosophical canvas and provided the opportunity to innovate and explore new methods of fabrication.
Exhibiting architects in V’Soske Rugs by Architects: Architecture in Transition, 1979-1993 will reflect on their interest and exploration of design through the V’Soske collaboration during the space and time of this period. Reception to follow.
Tod Williams, FAIA, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Billie Tsien, AIA, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Frederic Schwartz, FAIA, Frederic Schwartz Architects
Henry Smith-Miller, AIA, Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects
Laurie Hawkinson, Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects
Roger McDonald, Director of Design and Marketing, V'Soske
Ellen Hertzmark, Director of Design and Marketing, V'Soske
Lee Mindel, FAIA, Shelton, Mindel & Associates, V’Soske exhibition curator (moderator)
Beverages generously provided by:
A program of the exhibition V’Soske Rugs by Architects: Architecture in Transition, 1979-1993, on view at the Center for Architecture May 14 - 28, 2012.
Exhibition and related program organized by the AIA New York Chapter and V'SOSKE, Inc.
Image: Michael Graves, Rug #2, 1980
A participating program of Design Week NYC.