Truly one-of-a-kind: the bed „Eclipse“, designed by the renowned American furniture designer Dakota Jackson in 1978 exclusively for the fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg. It is regarded as one of his very special works with which he gained reputation and public awareness in those days.
Especially for the current exhibition “The Making of Dakota Jackson”, curated by the SCAD Museum of Art, the magnificent, spacious bed of the famous fashion designer was extensively reworked. About 20 metres of fabric were necessary for the new upholstery and the choice fell to the fabric SAMIRA reversible, a pure silk taffeta of the SAHCO collection. Exquisite materials like silk and cherry wood intermingle with extraordinary design. The slightly shimmering play of colours of SAMIRA reversible underscores the elegance and the hint of Art Deco of this exceptional piece of furniture.
“The Making of Dakota Jackson” is the first major exhibition and retrospective of the same-named, famous American furniture designer portraying his distinguished career. It shows “iconic” works and takes a look behind the scenes obtaining an insight into his first design studio founded in New York in 1974. Very special pieces of furniture are on show which not only expose outstanding, contemporary design, but also tell stories –Yoko Ono, for example, commissioned a draft of a desk for her husband, John Lennon, which should be a very special birthday present.
The Savannah College of Art and Design with its museum, based in the American state of Georgia, is internationally accepted and attracts visitors from all over the world. The exhibition “The Making of Dakota Jackson” is on show until 18 January 2016.
SCAD Museum of Art
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