Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum yesterday to see the Fashioning Felt exhibit.
There were some pretty interesting and beautiful pieces. Of course they displayed the usual clothing, furniture, bowls, and the ever popular felt rocks.
I love this picture of Christien Meindertsma making her Flocks Pouf
My favorite pieces were the more unusual installations:
Faucet with felt water
Janice Arnold's Palace Yurt
The Palace Yurt is a really spectacular installation located in the museum's conservatory. Janice Arnold was inspired by the conservatory's structural similarity to a yurt. She details the design process further on the Cooper Hewitt blog. There are also pictures of the construction process on her website. If I had a conservatory, sunroom, or any room with a lot of windows I'd love to drape it in JA's creation. The material and soft light create a very relaxing cocoon.
The Fashioning Felt exhibit will be on display until September 7th.
Cooper Hewitt is open Mon–Fri 10–5, Sat 10-6, and Sun 12-6.
Regular admission is $15 or $10 for students and senior citizens; children under 12 are admitted free.
The Museum is located on 91st btwn Central park and Madison Ave.
If you can wait to go until May or June the garden will be open. Or even better you could just go again :)