Sunday, October 23, 2005

More re the impact of Tutankhamun on design
"Egyptian has become the motif du jour, inspired by Tutankhamen and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, a four-city traveling exhibit. The boy king may seem an unlikely design muse, but he has proven an inspiration since his burial chamber was discovered in 1922. The result back then was a worldwide craze for Egyptian design. He inspired decor from the grave again in 1976 with The Treasure of Tutankhamen exhibit. And now he promises to do it again. Savvy buyers — from specialty stores to discount home furnishings retailers — have recognized that King Tut’s return to the museum circuit could mean a new epidemic of pharaoh fever". See the full article for more.

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