Twentieth-Century Gallery 171, first floor
Phillippe Starck and Ian Schrager shared COLLAB'S 1997 Design Excellence Award. Schrager, the impressario extraordinaire who created Studio 54 and set the standard for New York nightlife in the 1970s, and Starck, the self-styled "rock star of architecture," have together transformed the hotel industry in the U.S. from hospitality to entertainment.
An installation of objects provides a sampling of the wit and individuality found in his work. Approximately thirty pieces are featured including furniture and household objects such as utensils, which Starck has called "micro-sculptures which enrich the kitchen."
This exhibition is sponsored by Collab, a group of design professionals who support the Museums twentieth-century design collection.
Kathryn B. Hiesinger • Curator of European Decorative Arts after 1700