Dorothy Draper

The High Style
of Dorothy Draper

Museum of the City of New York

Curator Donald Albrecht

For an exhibition of the life and design of Dorothy Draper we transformed the galleries by painting then in Draper’s signature intense color palette and covering the rotunda walls with a dramatic enlargement of her “manor rose” fabric pattern. Scale-shifts of patterns and imagery were used to create an immersing environment that visitors could enjoy on multiple levels. In the main gallery, we built a faux perspective floor and an arcade of Hampshire Houtel doors to convey the exuberance and grand scale of her projects.

Work
Our projects
Books
Gabriel Orozco: Natural Motion <br/><span class="sub">Moderna Museet<br/>Kunsthaus Bregenz</span>

Gabriel Orozco: Natural Motion
Moderna Museet
Kunsthaus Bregenz

Design Like You Give a Damn <br/><span class="sub">Metropolis Books</span>

Design Like You Give a Damn
Metropolis Books

Capital of Capital<br/><span class="sub">Museum of the <br/>City of New York</span>

Capital of Capital
Museum of the
City of New York

Eye On Europe <br/><span class="sub">Museum of Modern Art</span>

Eye On Europe
Museum of Modern Art

Obituaries <br/><span class="sub">Buchhandlung Walther König</span>

Obituaries
Buchhandlung Walther König

Make it Fabulous <br/><span class="sub"> The Monacelli Press</span>

Make it Fabulous
The Monacelli Press

2013 California–Pacific Triennial <br/><span class="sub">Orange County Museum of Art</span>

2013 California–Pacific Triennial
Orange County Museum of Art

Cecil Beaton <br/><span class="sub">Museum of the <br/>City of New York</span>

Cecil Beaton
Museum of the
City of New York

Gabriel Orozco <br/><span class="sub">Museum of Modern Art</span>

Gabriel Orozco
Museum of Modern Art

The Mythic City <br/><span class="sub">Museum of the <br/>City of New York</span>

The Mythic City
Museum of the
City of New York

Thomas Demand <br/><span class="sub">PKM Trinity Gallery</span>

Thomas Demand
PKM Trinity Gallery

Blow-Up <br/><span class="sub">Distributed Art Publishers</span>

Blow-Up
Distributed Art Publishers

Lillian Bassman <br/><span class="sub">Umbrage Editions</span>

Lillian Bassman
Umbrage Editions

Paris / New York <br/><span class="sub">Museum of the <br/>City of New York</span>

Paris / New York
Museum of the
City of New York

Sonia Delaunay <br/><span class="sub">Cooper-Hewitt, <br/>National Design Museum</span>

Sonia Delaunay
Cooper-Hewitt,
National Design Museum

C.Z. Guest <br/><span class="sub">Rizzoli</span>

C.Z. Guest
Rizzoli

Fashioning Felt <br/><span class="sub">Cooper-Hewitt, <br/>National Design Museum</span>

Fashioning Felt
Cooper-Hewitt,
National Design Museum

On Becoming an Artist <br/><span class="sub">The Noguchi Museum</span>

On Becoming an Artist
The Noguchi Museum

Type Directors Club Annual <br/><span class="sub">Type Directors Club,<br/>Collins Publishing</span>

Type Directors Club Annual
Type Directors Club,
Collins Publishing

Poetics of Place <br/><span class="sub">Umbrage Editions</span>

Poetics of Place
Umbrage Editions

Aernout Mik <br/><span class="sub">New Museum for <br/>Contemporary Art</span>

Aernout Mik
New Museum for
Contemporary Art

THINK New York <br/><span class="sub">Rafael Viñoly Architects</span>

THINK New York
Rafael Viñoly Architects

The <em>Real</em> Republican Dictionary <br/><span class="sub">Ig Publishing</span>

The Real Republican Dictionary
Ig Publishing

Big and Green <br/><span class="sub">National Building Museum</span>

Big and Green
National Building Museum

Facing Fascism <br/><span class="sub">Museum of the <br/>City of New York</span>

Facing Fascism
Museum of the
City of New York

José Antonio Hernández-Diez <br/><span class="sub">New Museum<br/> for Contemporary Art</br>

José Antonio Hernández-Diez
New Museum
for Contemporary Art

Stephen Burrows <br/><span class="sub">Museum of the <br/>City of New York, <br/>Rizzoli</span>

Stephen Burrows
Museum of the
City of New York,
Rizzoli

Noguchi | Graham <br/><span class="sub">The Noguchi Museum,<br/> and  Sculpture Garden</span>

Noguchi | Graham
The Noguchi Museum,
and Sculpture Garden

Living Inside the Grid <br/><span class="sub">New Museum</br>

Living Inside the Grid
New Museum

Design Like You<br/> Give a Damn 2 <br/><span class="sub">Architecture for Humanity,<br/> Abrams</span>

Design Like You
Give a Damn 2
Architecture for Humanity,
Abrams

Only in New York <br/><span class="sub">Museum of the <br/>City of New York</span>

Only in New York
Museum of the
City of New York

The Green House <br/><span class="sub">National Building Museum, <br/>Princeton Architectural Press</span>

The Green House
National Building Museum,
Princeton Architectural Press

Lucien Freud <br/><span class="sub">Museum of Modern Art</span>

Lucien Freud
Museum of Modern Art

Dutch New York <br/><span class="sub">Museum of the <br/>City of New York</span>

Dutch New York
Museum of the
City of New York

Ansichts Sachen | Viewing Matters <br/><span class="sub">Richter Verlag</span>

Ansichts Sachen | Viewing Matters
Richter Verlag

Mayor John Lindsay <br/><span class="sub">Museum of the <br/>City of New York</span>

Mayor John Lindsay
Museum of the
City of New York

Artists & Prints <br/><span class="sub">Museum of Modern Art</span>

Artists & Prints
Museum of Modern Art

Joan Jonas <br/><span class="sub">Queens Museum of Art</span>

Joan Jonas
Queens Museum of Art

Arturo Herrera: You Go First <br/><span class="sub">Distributed Art Publishers</span>

Arturo Herrera: You Go First
Distributed Art Publishers

Cities from the Sky <br/><span class="sub">Thomas J. Campanella</span>

Cities from the Sky
Thomas J. Campanella

Noguchi: Master Sculptor <br/><span class="sub">The Hirshhorn Museum<br/> and Sculpture Garden</span>

Noguchi: Master Sculptor
The Hirshhorn Museum
and Sculpture Garden

Shoot the Family <br/><span class="sub">iCI independent <br/>Curators International</span>

Shoot the Family
iCI independent
Curators International

Guillermo Kuitca <br/><span class="sub">Hirshhorn Museum<br/> and Sculpture Garden</span>

Guillermo Kuitca
Hirshhorn Museum
and Sculpture Garden

The Contemporary Guesthouse <br/><span class="sub">Edizioni Press</span>

The Contemporary Guesthouse
Edizioni Press

FDA at Irvine <br/><span class="sub">Edizioni Press</span>

FDA at Irvine
Edizioni Press

New York Interrupted <br/><span class="sub">PKM Gallery</span>

New York Interrupted
PKM Gallery

Inconvenient Stories <br/><span class="sub">Umbrage Editions </span>

Inconvenient Stories
Umbrage Editions