Maya Romanoff debuts 2010 folio of three tie-dyed wallcoverings, inspired by his archival tie-dye designs from the 1970’s - curated by Amy Lau

Private Preview to be held March 10th at Museum of Arts and Design

New York, NY (February 17, 2010)

Maya Romanoff celebrates 40 years of design innovation with three tie-dyed wallcoverings to be unveiled in Spring 2010: Half Plaid, Snowflake, and Crystal. This anniversary folio was inspired by the artist’s early work, created in collaboration with New York designer and co-founder of Design Miami, Amy Lau. The museum display has been arranged by friend and architect, David Rockwell.

A private preview of the Anniversary Collection will be conducted in conjunction with special studio demonstrations showcasing the company’s unique techniques. Co-hosted by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York’s latest destination for innovative art and design, the preview will be held March 10, 2010, 4:30pm to 5:30pm, within the Museum located at 2 Columbus Circle. Maya Romanoff’s sophisticated wallcovering, RSVP for the March 10th preview must be received by March 3, 2010. Please see below for RSVP contact.

Romanoff's subtle beaded wall covering, Beadazzled, adorns a wall in the museum's Tiffany & Co. Jewelry Gallery. In conjunction with the Museum's exhibition Slash: Paper Under the Knife, Maya Romanoff has provided panels of a new wall covering, Ohm, for the Museum's elevators. Ohm is made of two layers of Lokta paper. Chopsticks are used to shape the honeycomb pattern.

A pioneer of monumental textile installation, Maya Romanoff is noted for his deep knowledge of ancient craft techniques and ability to synthesize environments with the resonant beauty of handmade, utilitarian objects out of materials that range from paper and felt, to mica and glass bead. The guiding force of his artistic career has been to make art that is “ . . . not so much objectified as occupied,” to make art of every day life.

To achieve the art of everyday, Romanoff early on saw the need for artisanal production at scale. He gave an entrepreneurial platform to his artistic vision by founding a company for the purpose in 1969. Through nearly half a century, his enterprise has remained true to its founding ethos. Romanoff’s atelier - now a bona fide factory with a staff of skilled artisans, many of whom have worked with the artist for decades - produces handmade materials that lend a transcendent vibrancy to interior spaces around the globe.

Romanoff’s commitment to the spirit of unity and co-creation is signified in the entwined lotus symbol he designed as the company’s logo at its founding. His chief collaborator is his
partner and wife, Joyce Lehrer Romanoff. In many respects, amplifier to her husband’s artistic vision, her aesthetic attunement and refinement of her husband’s production
techniques has now made the “art of everyday” possible on a global scale.

Maya Romanoff's work has garnered many awards, including Icon of Industry from NEWH, the IFDA Trailblazer Award, GOOD Design Award and International Design Excellence Award,
as well as earned the permanent placement of several collections into the Cooper-Hewitt Design Institute Smithsonian.

"To make a beautiful thing once is easy - to do it over and over again, that is the true art." -Maya Romanoff

For further information, please visit www.mayaromanoff.com

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