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Design: Recent Acquisitions

August 10–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.

Main Building


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

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