7:00PM - 8:00PM
Examples of furniture by iconic designers of the 1930s are highlights of the exhibition Inventing the Modern World: Decorative Arts at the World’s Fairs 1851-1939. Many designs remain enormously popular today, and are available through retail establishments such as Design Within Reach. Kari Woldum, Vice President of Merchandising at Design Within Reach, will lead an informal discussion in the exhibition galleries about the timeless appeal of modernism.
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Image credit:Gilbert Rohde, designer, American, 1884-1994; Herman Miller Furniture Company, manufacturer, United States (Zeeland, Michigan), 1923-present. Vanity and Ottoman, 1934. Painted white holly, red English elm, yellow poplar, chromium-plated steel, mirrored glass, Bakelite, and original wool upholstery. Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, Purchased with the Friends of American Art Acquisition and John P. Axelrod, B.A. 1968, Funds, 19188.8.131.52-2