October Museum Shows
Designing Modern Women, 1890s-1990s
October 5th 2013 – October 1st 2014/ New York, NY USA
The MoMA celebrates women who shaped modern design of the 20th century with its new installation drawn entirely from its own collection. The creativity of women, whether as muses and shapers of modernity and new ways of living, or as designers, patrons, performers and educators, propelled modern design in the 20th century. Highlights include the first display of a newly-conserved kitchen by Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier, and furniture designs by Eileen Gray, Ray Eames and Lella Vignelli.
Please Be Seated
Mingei International Museum
Opens October 5, 2013/ San Diego, CA USA
Please Be Seated tells the story of seating across both culture and time, presenting a wide range of examples, from woven Japanese mats and simple stools to manufactured mid-century styles. The exhibition explores the never-ending quest to seat people comfortably, appropriately and fashionably. More than 100 objects will be on display, as it scours the globe for seating from traditional cultures to the 20th century and finally present-day contemporary work.
Bangles to Benches: Contemporary Jewelry and Design
High Museum of Art
October 8th 2013 – June 8th 2014/ Atlanta, GA USA
Bangles to Benches focuses on the scale, range and creative dexterity found in the oeuvres of many contemporary designers today. The exhibition interestingly pairs innovative contemporary jewelry alongside design objects created by the same designers. For example, the modular Bone Structures necklace by Fernando & Humberto Campana rests alongside the vibrant Sushi sofa, and clown Nose necklace by Marcel Wanders is displayed with his 2006 prototype Crochet chair made from hand-crocheted fiber and epoxy resin.
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