Mairi Beautyman -- Interior Design, 5/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
Emile-Jacques Ruhlmann arrives at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art with a lush presentation of sumptuous materiality, alluring lines, and flawless construction. "Ruhlmann: Genius of Art Deco" examines the designer's all-encompassing oeuvre, from interiors to furniture, lighting, ceramics, carpets, and brightly colored abstract textiles. Included in the 225 pieces from the 1920's are a pair of lamps in glass and silvered bronze, a table in gilded bronze and rosewood, and a sideboard in Macassar ebony, ivory, and marble. A complementary exhibition, "Art Deco Paris," displays 50 designs by other leading Parisians of the time. June 8–September 5; 212-535-7710; metmuseum.org.