MODERN WOMEN: MoMA’s Female Designer Takeover

Sep 19, 2013 10:08PM

This October MoMA is putting on an exciting new exhibit which gives recognition to the design breakthroughs created through the ingenuity of women. “Designing Modern Women” will showcase performances, computer-generated graphics, furniture designs, and even psychedelic and punk era posters.

One of the highlights from the exhibit will be a kitchen, conserved by French avant-garde architect and designer, Charlotte Perriand, along with Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, akaLe Corbusier. Perriand aspired to create functional and socially conscious rooms, in hopes that they would help build a new, utopian society. In this way, she was a true revolutionary when it came to the aesthetics of design in the early twentieth century.

 Six beautifully made pieces from Perriand will be featured in our sale, “Rendez-Vous- Interieurs Contemporains”, which takes place in Paris on October 9th.

The MoMA exhibit is on view from October 5, 2013–October 1, 2014. Click here to see more of Perriand’s incomparable works. 

(Image courtesy of Christie's and Charlotte Perriand)