Exhibition to Focus on “Extreme” Textiles
January 3, 2005,
This spring, Cooper-Hewitt will present “Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance,” a museum exhibition devoted to the subject of technical textiles — highly engineered materials designed for superior performance in extreme conditions.
“Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance” was organized by the Smithsonian Institution's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Target is the lead sponsor of the exhibition.
“The goal of this exhibition is to reveal the incredible breadth of areas in which textiles are being used, and to provide inspiration for new approaches to design,” says McQuaid. “In addition, the exhibition will share the intrinsic beauty of technical textiles and acknowledge the enormous influence they have in our lives.”
The objects featured in the exhibition will be organized in terms of their high-performance characteristics — stronger, lighter, faster, smarter, safer — and displayed throughout the museum campus, including the first- and second-floor exhibition galleries, the Great Hall and the Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden.