From the late 1930s to the ’50s, the Museum of Modern Art pioneered the development of the concept of ‘Good Design’, with initiatives including competitions and exhibitions that promoted new affordable and well-designed products. This survey presents an international range of objects whose design embraces these principles, from the recognisable – such as the Eames chair and a Fiat Cinquecento automobile – to the less familiar. Find out more from MoMA’s website.
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Prototype for Chaise Longue (La Chaise) (1948), Charles Eames and Ray Eames. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar © The Museum of Modern Art
Ovals textile (c. 1951–55), Joel Robinson. Photo: Jonathan Muzikar © The Museum of Modern Art
Kitchen clock (1956–57), Max Bill. Photo: Thomas Griesel © The Museum of Modern Art
Ericofon telephone (1949–54), designed by Hugo Blomberg, Ralph Lysell and Hans Gösta Thames for L.M. Ericsson Telephone Company. Photo: The Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Mitsubishi Sewing Machine (c. 1950s), Hiroshi Ohchi Photo: © 2017 Hiroshi Ohchi