February 17, 2010 - Maya Romanoff celebrates 40 years of design innovation with three tie-dyed wallcoverings to be unveiled in Spring 2010: Half Plaid, Snowflake, and Crystal. This anniversary folio was inspired by the artist's early work, created in collaboration with New York designer and co-founder of Design Miami, Amy Lau. The museum display has been arranged by friend and architect, David Rockwell.
A private preview of the Anniversary Collection will be conducted in conjunction with special studio demonstrations showcasing the company's unique techniques. Co-hosted by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York's latest destination for innovative art and design, the preview will be held March 10, 2010, 4:30pm to 5:30pm, within the Museum located at 2 Columbus Circle. RSVP for the March 10th preview, must be received by March 3, 2010.
Romanoff's subtle beaded wall covering, Beadazzled, adorns a wall in the museum's Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Gallery. In conjunction with the Museum's exhibition Slash: Paper Under the Knife, Maya Romanoff has provided panels of a new wall covering, Ohm, for the Museum's elevators. Ohm is made of two layers of Lokta paper. Chopsticks are used to shape the honeycomb pattern.
A pioneer of monumental textile installation, Maya Romanoff is noted for his deep knowledge of ancient craft techniques and ability to synthesize environments with the resonant beauty of handmade, utilitarian objects out of materials that range from paper and felt, to mica and glass bead.