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Oral history interview with Niels Diffrient

Interviewee:
Diffrient, Niels  Search this
Interviewer:
McQuaid, Matilda, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Bassett, Chuck  Search this
Dreyfuss, Henry, 1904-1972  Search this
Hernmarck, Helena, 1941-  Search this
King, Bob  Search this
Knoll, Florence, 1917-2019  Search this
Knoll, Hans  Search this
Loewy, Raymond  Search this
Magnusson, Carl G., 1940-  Search this
Rowland, David Lincoln, 1924-2010  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Saarinen, Eliel, 1873-1950  Search this
Whelan, Elizabeth  Search this
Wolf, Henry, 1852-1916  Search this
Extent:
55 Pages (Transcript)
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (2 hr., 58 min.), digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Italy -- description and travel
Michigan -- Detroit -- Description and Travel
Mississippi -- Description and Travel
Date:
2010 July 28-August 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Niels Diffrient conducted 2010 July 28 and August 31, by Matilda McQuaid, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Diffrient's home and studio, in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Diffrient speaks of growing up in Detroit while spending his summers with his mother's family in Mississippi; the value of growing up on a farm; attending Cass Technical High School in Detroit; realizing that he did not want to work in a factory; learning about crafts at Cranbrook Academy; travelling to Italy on a Fulbright Grant; working with Italian versus American designers; designing office chairs; the state of education in America. Diffrient's wife, Helena Hernmarck, contributes to the discussion of craft, weaving, and textiles. Diffrient also recalls Hans and Florence Knoll, Eero Saarinen, Eliel Saarinen, Chuck Bassett, David Rowland, Henry Dreyfuss, Bob King, Carl Magnusson, Raymond Loewy, Henry Wolf, Elizabeth Whelan, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Niels Diffrient (1928-2013) is an industrial designer in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Matilda McQuaid (1958-) is deputy curatorial director, Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 58 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Industrial designers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.diffri10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a7bc3494-ee39-42a2-8028-9c8a2476352b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-diffri10
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Helena Hernmarck, 2010 July 28- August 31

Interviewee:
Hernmarck, Helena, 1941-  Search this
Hernmarck, Helena, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
McQuaid, Matilda, 1958-  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15876
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295429
AAA_collcode_hernma10
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_295429
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Helena Hernmarck

Interviewee:
Hernmarck, Helena, 1941-  Search this
Interviewer:
McQuaid, Matilda, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
11 Items (Sound recording: 11 sound files (3 hr., 6 min.), digital, wav)
85 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2010 July 28- August 31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Helena Hernmarck conducted 2010 July 28 and August 31, by Matilda McQuaid, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Hernmarck's home and studio, in Ridgefield, Connecticut.
Biographical / Historical:
Helena Hernmarck (1941-) is a tapestry artist in Ridgefield, Connecticut. Matilda McQuaid is deputy curatorial director, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 6 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Weavers -- Connecticut  Search this
Fiber artists -- Connecticut  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women textile artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.hernma10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw956e82609-be98-4539-a0bf-1e0dc37b3a94
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hernma10
Online Media:

Opening of "Swedish Touch" Exhibit

Creator:
Neufeld, Harry B  Search this
Subject:
Hernmarck, Helena 1941-  Search this
de Besche, Hubert  Search this
Herman, Lloyd E  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Photographic Services Division  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
35mm;
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
1972
June 9, 1972
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 11-009 [72-6195]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
No Copyright - United States
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_386354

Tre temperament i väv: [Elisabet Hasselberg-Olsson, Helena Hernmarck, Maria Triller/ Förord: Dag Widman ; Katolog-redaktör: Helena Lutteman]

Author:
Lutteman, Helena  Search this
Widman, Dag  Search this
Nationalmuseum (Sweden)  Search this
Subject:
Hasselberg-Olsson, Elisabet 1932-  Search this
Hernmarck, Helena 1941-  Search this
Triller, Maria 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill., plates (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Sweden
Date:
1976
1976]
Topic:
Textile fabrics  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Textile designers  Search this
Call number:
NK8961.A1 T78 1976
NK8961.A1T78 1976
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_202876

Helena Hernmarck : weaving in progress

Title:
Weaving in progress
Artist:
Hernmarck, Helena 1941-  Search this
Writer of introduction:
Klein, Richard 1955-  Search this
Writer of commentary:
Colburn, Mae  Search this
Publisher:
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art (Ridgefield, Conn.)  Search this
Subject:
Hernmarck, Helena 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
23 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Sweden
Date:
2018
Topic:
Textile fabrics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1106532

Helena Hernmarck : tapestry artist / [Monica Boman, Patricia Malarcher ; Hans Henrick Brummer, introduction ; translation from the Swedish by Robert Dunlap.]

Title:
Tapestry artist
Author:
Hernmarck, Helena 1941-  Search this
Boman, Monica  Search this
Malarcher, Patricia  Search this
Subject:
Hernmarck, Helena 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sweden
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Textile fabrics  Search this
Call number:
NK8998.H55 H4713 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_565491

Helena Hernmarck, Markku Kosonen

Author:
Brown/Grotta Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Hernmarck, Helena 1941-  Search this
Kosonen, Markku  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
Call number:
NK8998.H55 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_917043

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