Maya Romanoff Celebrates 40th Anniversary and All That is Tie-Dye
Co-hosted by Architectural Digest Magazine
and the Museum of Arts and Design

Photos By: ANN WATT / Society-Photos

David Rockwell And Cindy Allen Editor-In-Chief
Interior Design Magazine

Amy Lau With Giulio Capua Of Architectural Digest

Mallory Andrews With Susan Homan

Joyce And Maya Romanoff

Maya Romanoff celebrated 40 years of design innovation last night at the Museum of Arts and Design, New York City, co-hosted by Architectural Digest Magazine. The evening embraced tie-dye, the original inspiration that lead to the creation of Chicago’s Maya Romanoff textile and wall covering company in1969. In the midst of the official unveiling and celebration were over 400 guests and designers including David Rockwell, who designed this year’s Oscars stage, Publisher of Architectural Digest Giulio Capua, Editor-in-Chief of Interior Design Magazine Cindy Allen, Marjorie Tiven, sister to Mayor Bloomberg, Commissioner of the New York City Commission for the United Nations, Consular Corps and Protocol, Mallory Andrews, VP of PR and Special Events, Bergdorf Goodman, Susan Homan, Director of Visual Presentation, Bergdorf Goodman, Marcia Sherrill, designer and member of the prestigious Council of Fashion Designers of America and the company’s founder Maya Romanoff and his wife Joyce the company’s President. Three tie-dyed wall coverings were unveiled for the Spring 2010 collection: Half Plaid, Snowflake, and Crystal. This anniversary folio was created in collaboration with New York designer and co-founder of Design Miami, Amy Lau. As part of the 40th anniversary celebration, Maya Romanoff artisans conducted special studio demonstrations on the 6th floor of the Museum of Arts and Design, demonstrating unique techniques such as metal leafing, hand-painting, tie-dye and inlay with raw materials. Maya Romanoff's work has garnered prestigious awards, including Icon of Industry from NEWH, the IFDA Trailblazer Award, GOOD Design Award and International Design Excellence Award, as well as earned the permanent placement of several collections into the Cooper-Hewitt Design Institute ­­Smithsonian. "To make a beautiful thing once is easy - to do it over and over again, that is the true art." - Maya Romanoff-