February 12, 2017

'How Should We Live: Propositions for the Modern Interior,' Debuts at MoMA

In 'How Should We Live: Propositions for the Modern Interior,' The Museum of Modern Art explores the complex collaborative partnerships, materials, and processes that have shaped the modern interior.

by Deborah L. Martin

HOW WE SHOULD LIVE: PROPOSITIONS FOR THE MODERN INTERIOR AT MOMA
Courtesy MoMA (Installation).

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Courtesy Herbert Matter (Saarinen AD), MOMA
Courtesy Herbert Matter (Saarinen AD).

In How Should We Live: Propositions for the Modern Interior, The Museum of Modern Art explores the complex collaborative partnerships, materials, and processes that have shaped the modern interior. The exhibition displays a range of environments including retail, domestic interiors, and exhibition spaces from the 1920s to the 1950s. In addition to examining textiles, wallpapers, kitch- ens, and promotional displays, the show also brings together recent acquisitions of work by major women architect-designers and their partnerships, such as Lilly Reich and Mies van der Rohe, Aino and Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, and Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier. The exhibition, which runs through April 23, also features works on display for the first time, such as a rare weaving by Bauhaus designer Benita Koch-Otte, and tubular steel furniture by Marcel Breuer.

WHERE: MoMA is located at 11 West 53rd Street, NYC.

WHEN: The exhibition is on view through April 23rd.

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