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Modern Interior at MoMA

Design | October 7, 2016 |

002Image courtesy of MoMA

Modern Interior at MoMA  

The Museum of Modern Art examines a range of environments – domestic interiors, exhibition displays, and retail spaces  with the aim of exploring the complex collaborative partnerships, materials, and processes that have shaped the modernist interiorThe exhibition focuses on specific interior spaces from the 1920s to the 1950s. Rather than concentrating on isolated masterworks, attention is given to the synthesis of design elements within each setting, and to the connection of external factors and attitudes – aesthetic, social, technological, and political  that these propositions express in material and spatial form. How Should We Live? is organized by Juliet Kinchin, Curator, with Luke Baker, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, MoMA.

 

001 Image courtesy of MoMA

 

Bringing together a number of recent acquisitions by the Department of Architecture and Design of work by major women architect – designers, How Should We Live? looks at several designers’ own living spaces and at frequently neglected areas in the field of design, including textile furnishings, wallpapers, kitchens, temporary exhibitions, and promotional displays. Noted partnerships featured in the exhibition will include Lilly Reich and Mies van der Rohe, Grete Lihotzky and Ernst May, Eileen Gray and Jean Badovici, Aino and Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Florence Knoll and Herbert Matter, Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier.

 

Counter Space: Design and the Modern KitchenImage courtesy of MoMA

 

Divided into three chronological groupings  the late 1920s to the early 1930s, the late 1930s to the mid-1940s, and the late 1940s into the 1950s – the exhibition brings together over 200 objects in total, but highlights a number of large-scale interiors by the aforementioned designers. Since the Department of Architecture and Design was first established in the early 1930s, the Museum’s curators, guided by a belief in the power of design to shape everyday experiences and perceptions, have focused on the question “How should we live?” as one of the most vital issues in contemporary design.

 

MoMA, Museum of Modern Art, New York
From October 1, 2016 to April 23, 2017

 

more. press.moma.org

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