Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum: Furnishing the Modern Era

October 10, 2000 – February 4, 2001

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY

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.

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