Notes from the Director of The Metro Show


A flowing, jagged wall structure called “Zigzag” will greet visitors of the METRO Show and E|AB Fair, guiding them from the building entrance through the inner lobby and into the main exhibition space.  This dramatic installation offers, in the words of the designers, an “iconic arrival”, and visually unites the two entry spaces and the main floor.   ┬áMore

Art Basel, METRO and Blurring Boundaries

Walking around this year’s Art Basel and some of the peripheral fairs such as Design Basel, Liste and Volta, I was struck by how often one encounters artwork that parallels material at METRO (or at least turned my mind in that direction!). Much of the similarities I noticed involved blurring boundaries and playing with the order of things.    ┬áMore

Noon  8th Floor Dialogues 
Collecting Quilts, Past, Present, Tomorrow: History and Trends
We have been fascinated by quilts for centuries now; by .. More 

2 pm  8th Floor Dialogues 
The Unknown Artist
In this illustrated presentation, John Foster discusses the .. More 

The name "Larsen" is synonymous with 20th century textiles. Ever since Jack Lenor Larsen, Inc. was established in 1952, the influence of its innovative, farseeing founder has permeated the field of interior design. Ranging from filmy casement cloths to plush upholstery, from the formal geometry of complex doubleweave to the freshness of colorful organic prints, Larsen textiles have enhanced walls and floors of large company headquarters, educational institutions, jet planes, and private homes.