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Extreme Textiles: Designing for High Performance

April 8, 2005 – October 30, 2005

Museum: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Location: 1st & 2nd Floors, Arthur Ross Terrace and Garden

The museum's first exhibition devoted to the subject of technical textiles features highly engineered materials designed for ultimate performance. On view are over 150 extreme textile applications from a range of areas, including architecture, apparel, medicine, transportation, aerospace, and the environment. The exhibition examines the broad spectrum of contemporary design through the lens of textile fibers and structures.

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