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A Taste for Modern: The Jeanne Rymer Collection of Twentieth-Century Chairs

May 16–September 20, 2009

This installation of twenty-three chairs is selected from an important group given to the Museum in 2007 by Jeanne Rymer, a retired professor and head of the Interior Design Program at the University of Delaware. On view are classics such as Harry Bertoia's 1953 "Bird" chair (designed for Knoll) and Jean Prouvé's 1930 "Standard" chair, along with less well-known examples like the "Plan-O-Spider" patio chair, designed in France in the 1950s and made of enameled metal and bungee cord, and the "Lily" chair, part of the "Invisible" furniture group designed in 1957 by Erwine and Estelle Laverne.

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Donna Corbin • Associate Curator of European Decorative Arts

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