studioooij La Traviata pillow by Marianne van Ooij

Series of 7 pillows

 

Pillows/2010

White screenprint on black cotton;

Multi-colored velvet backing.

 

Ring des Nibelungen cycle

 

Pillows/ 2011

Black print on white background.

 

 

 

 

Das Rheingold, Don Carlo and La Traviata:

15"x12" or 38 x 30 cm.

 

Boris Godunov, Le Comte Ory, Nixon in China

and Die Walküre: 12.5"x10" or 32 x 25 cm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Met-ropolitan

Opera

The Metropolitan Opera of New York commissioned us to create a custom line of pillows for their Met Opera Shop.  

 

Where operas in general are known to be dramatic and visually rich performances, the challenge here was to capture the essence of each opera in very simple lines, elements and colors.

 

Inspiration for the Opera Pillows were the characteristic stage elements used in the seven major upcoming productions for the 2010-2011 season, as well as in the newly added Ring des Nibelungen cycle for 2011-2012.

 

The velvet backing refers to the rich fabrics found throughout the opera house.