Tuesday, March 4, 2008

"Rococo: the Continuing Curve, 1730-2008"

Moooi's Club chair

Moooi's "Chandelier"

Moooi's Fixture

Traditional Rococo pattern

Should you happen to be in New York any time soon, be sure to catch this beautiful exhibition at the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. You will be shocked to find that Rococo never really left the scene since its origins in 18th century Paris.
From its inception, exuberant, organic, and sensuous rococo style has inspired subsequent revivals and new movements.As rococo's influence once again gains momentum, Cooper-Hewitt invites scholars Laura Auricchio and Paul Greenhalgh, to discuss the social and cultural histories behind rococo in eighteenth-century France and its revival in Art Nouveau at the end of the nineteenth century.

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