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Sidewall, Blanket/Zigzag, 2009

This is a Sidewall. It was designed by David Rockwell and produced by Maya Romanoff. It is dated 2009 and we acquired it in 2009. Its medium is wool blend ground with stitched stripe. It is a part of the Wallcoverings department.

Blanket/Zigzag, designed by David Rockwell for the Maya Romanoff Corporation, offers a glimpse into the range of colors and textures Rockwell employs to create his interiors. While Rockwell has designed everything from stage sets and hotels to playgrounds and home furnishings, Stitched Puzzle is from the designer’s first collection of wallcoverings. Initially inspired by a Maya Romanoff design titled Weathered Walls (ca. 1900), the Stitched collection is given a very updated and hand-crafted look by the addition of stitching. The applied zigzag stripes on Blanket/Zigzag’s wool blend ground conveys a feeling of warmth and softness.
The architecture and design practice he founded in 1984, Rockwell Group, has received numerous design awards, including the 2008 National Design Award in the field of Interior Design and the 2001 Presidential Award for the Grand Central Terminal restoration and renovation. One of the hallmarks of Rockwell interiors is the unexpected mix of textures, patterns, and materials used to create an environment or evoke an emotional response.
Maya Romanoff has been creating innovative wallcoverings since 1969. Blanket/Zigzag would be the third wallcovering in the Stitched series to be acquired by the museum. This reflects both the diversity of Rockwell’s designs as well as the museum’s collection focus on contemporary wallcoverings by top designers.

This object was donated by Maya Romanoff. It is credited Gift of Maya Romanoff.

Its dimensions are

L x W x D: 365.8 x 142.2 cm (12 ft. x 56 in.)

Cite this object as

Sidewall, Blanket/Zigzag, 2009. wool blend ground with stitched stripe. Gift of Maya Romanoff. 2009-37-1.

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