Cannot wait for the upcoming exhibition “Designing Modern Women, 1890s–1990s,” opens at MoMA next month. Looking at modern design through the lens of the women who created it, had been the focus of a show at the Bard Graduate Center Museum a couple of years ago, curated by Patt Kirkham. Now, Juliet Kinchin, curator of design at MoMA is doing it again, but this time, examining not only the women designers, but also patrons, performers, and educators, using objects from the collection. Some of the figures respresented in this show include: Loïe Fuller’s pulsating turn-of-the-century performances; Paula Scher and her deconstructivist graphics of the 1990s; Charlotte Perriand; Lilly Reich; Eileen Gray; Eva Zeisel; Ray Eames; Lella Vignelli; Denise Scott Brown, and more.
Charlotte Perriand (French, 1903–1999), with Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret; French, born Switzerland. 1887–1965), and ATBAT. Kitchen from the Unité d’Habitation, Marseille, France. c. 1952. Various materials, 88 x 105 1/2 x 72″ (223.5 x 268 x 182.9 cm). Mfr.: Charles Barberis, Menuiseries modernes, Corsica. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of Andrea Woodner, 2011
Karin Schou Andersen (Danish, born 1953). Flatware. 1979. ABS polymer and stainless steel, fork: 7 1/8 x 1 1/2 x 5/8″ (18.1 x 3.8 x 1.6 cm), spoon: 7 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 3/4″ (18.4 x 4.5 x 1.9 cm), knife: 5 1/4 x 4 x 5/8″ (13.3 x 10.2 x 1.6 cm). Mfr.: Amefa Alpeldoornse, Apeldoorne, The Netherlands. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the manufacturer
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