The Last Days of Disco
edited by Sheila Kim-Jamet -- Interior Design, 12/1/2005 12:00:00 AM
In the heyday of Studio 54, New York experienced economic crises, increased crime, and the first cases of AIDS but produced some of the most avant-garde furniture, graphics, and fashion in the city's history. Parsons the New School for Design examines that period of anxiety and creativity in "Anarchy to Affluence: Design in New York, 1974-1984." More than 75 pieces illustrate antiestablishment, punk, and industrial influences: a Ramones album cover; a dress by Betsey Johnson; and a bed made of scaffolding in a suite by Interior Design Hall of Fame members Laura Bohn and Joseph Lembo. January 10–April 2; 212-229-8987; parsons.edu.