The Chicago Art Deco Society
Frank Lloyd Wright Trust Present
A Virtual Presentation on Zoom
American Textile Designer, Weaver, and Color Authority
Monday, February 26, 2024, 7:00 PM Central Time
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Few people wielded as much influence over the texture and color of modern interiors in America as California designer and weaver Dorothy Liebes. She collaborated with the most prominent architects and interior designers of the mid-20th century, including Samuel Marx, Frank Lloyd Wright, Henry Dreyfuss, and Donald Deskey. The “Liebes Look”—nubby handwoven textures with saturated colors and sparkling metallics—penetrated every market and every price point, and can still be felt in interior and fashion fabrics today.
Join Susan Brown and Alexa Griffith Winton for a discussion of Liebes’s impact, from her roots as a California handweaver to her role as an internationally recognized design and color authority.
Dorothy Liebes showing a textile to Olgivanna Lloyd Wright at Taliesin West
Photograph courtesy of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Archives (The Museum of Modern Art | Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York). All Rights Reserved.
Susan Brown and Alexa Griffith Winton are curators of the recent exhibition, "A Dark, A Light, A Bright: The Designs of Dorothy Liebes" at Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and editors of a book of the same title, published by Cooper Hewitt and Yale University Press in 2023.
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