Staff -- Interior Design, 8/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
Big Plan on Campus
"Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at Parsons: A Celebration" offers a sneak preview of the New York school's campus addition. The show, opening September 14, features drawings and models of Lyn Rice Architects's design. Opening in 2007, the 25,000-square-foot center will house exhibit halls, retail space, and public lounges. . .
Definitely Not Decaf
Galleria Illy, a New York café open only from September 15 to December 15, is a temporary tribute to the Italian coffee brand. In-house designers came up with the minimalist bi-level space, which contains two coffee bars and a classroom for talks on coffee culture. Chocolatier Jacques Torres, for example, is lecturing on how to pair coffees with desserts. . .
The Costume Institute at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art already owns one of the world's most extensive collections of clothing. Next comes an accessories archive—starting with the 50 belts, pieces of jewelry, and other objects in "Rara Avis: Selections From the Iris Apfel Collection," on view from September 13. . .
Going Back to School
New York's School of Visual Arts will fund scholarships with proceeds from a September 13 sale of more than 100 artworks by alumni. And not just any graduates: Think Inka Essenhigh, Sol LeWitt, and Sarah Sze. They'll be joined by SVA mentor William Wegman. . .
Alexander the Great
Alexander Calder's mobiles and stabiles are widely known—but not his formative role in the surrealist movement. That changes September 30, when the Menil Collection in Houston unveils "The Surreal Calder," which presents pieces from his early career alongside work by Joan Miró and René Magritte...