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Knoll Designs Showcased in MoMA Exhibition Designing Modern Women 1890–1990

Designs by Florence Knoll and Lella Vignelli and Textiles by Anni Albers and Eszter Haraszty Presented

July 7, 2014

The Museum of Modern Art exhibition Designing Modern Women 1890–1990, which celebrates the diversity and vitality of individual artists’ approach” to 20th-century design, includes furniture designs by Florence Knoll and Lella Vignelli as well as textile designs by Anni Albers and Eszter Haraszty.

This installation draws entirely from MoMA's collection, which includes a Florence Knoll Coffee Table, the Handkerchief Chair by Lella Vignelli, designed with her husband Massimo, and weaves by Anni Albers and Eszter Haraszty.

“20th-century design was profoundly shaped and enhanced by the creativity of women—as muses of modernity and shapers of new ways of living, and as designers, patrons, performers, and educators,” MoMA notes.

The exhibition Designing Modern Women 1890–1990 will be on display through September 21, 2014 at The Museum of Modern Art, located at 11 West 53 Street in New York City. Museum hours are Saturday through Wednesday from 10:30am to 5:30pm and Thursday and Friday from 10:30 am to 8pm.

Handkerchief Chair
Florence Knoll Coffee Table - Square
Eclat Weave