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Design: Recent Acquisitions
August 10, 2002 - November 3, 2002

This installation features recent additions to the Museum's collection of modern and contemporary design, and includes a range of objects, from posters and wallpaper to kitchen utensils, furniture, and lighting.

Among the highlights are three large-scale advertising posters designed in 1958 for The Philadelphia Inquirer by German graphic artist Michael Engelmann; a portable, compact Mini-kitchen (1963), with built-in range and refrigerator, by Italian designer Joe Colombo; a bronze chair (c. 1973) and floor lamps (c. 1933) designed by sculptor Diego Giacometti; and the "Knotted" chair, made of high tech fibers soaked in epoxy resin for strength and rigidity, designed in 1996 by Marcel Wanders for Droog Design, Amsterdam.


Diane L. Minnite • Collections and Research Assistant, European Decorative Arts after 1700


Gallery 170, first floor

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