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October 10, 2000 – February 4, 2001
Location: 1st & 2nd Floors
Items on view include furniture--mostly chairs in wood, metal, glass, and synthetics--that highlight the concepts, styles, and materials central to furniture design in the modern era. The exhibition is organized into six sections--Technology, Construction, Organic Design, Reduction, Decoration, and Manifesto--and features works by Alvar Aalto, Marcel Breuer, Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright, and many others.