Wonder and Delight documents 50 years of Dolph Gotelli's installations of antique dolls, toys, and holiday decorations in museums, private homes, historic houses, and retail environments.
As a curator and exhibition designer, Gotelli has designed and installed major displays in retail settings such as Neiman Marcus, Dallas, and Macy's, San Francisco. Gotelli navigates a broad range of disciplines, developing his ideas through object-based installations. He serves as Professor Emeritus of Design at University of California, Davis and is the founder and Director Emeritus of the Design Museum.
Designer and collector Dolph Gotelli creates wondrous Christmas displays by combining his various collections into exquisite celebratory installations. Inspired by his international travel, a Neapolitan creche is flanked by a jeweled textile from Rajasthan, a Mexican angel is surrounded by Chinese paper garlands, and Christmas trees are adorned with German ornaments and Victorian ephemera.