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  •  Peter Schlumbohm
    American, born Germany, 1896-1962
    Chemex Coffee Maker, 1941
    Pyrex glass, wood, and leather
    9 1/2 x 6 1/8" (24.2 x 15.5 cm)
    Manufacturer: Chemex Corp., New York, NY
    Gift of Lewis & Conger, 51.1943

     

    As part of the High's ongoing collaboration with The Museum of Modern Art, Modern by Design presents groundbreaking designs of the past, present, and future. The exhibition features a selection of works chronicling three key moments in MoMA’s design collection and exhibition history—“Machine Art” (1934); “Good Design” (1950-1955); and “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape” (1972). Nearly 150 objects created by over 120 of the most influential artists and designers of the twentieth century are included.

    Also on view are a group of late-twentieth- and early-twenty-first–century designs drawn from the High’s own growing permanent collection. Two new major commissioned installations by Dutch designer Joris Laarman and the Japanese design collective nendo are featured: Laarman’s “Digital Matter” and nendo’s “Visible Structures.” In total, eleven artists represent the diversity and international character of the field today.

    Featured artists and designers include Ron Arad, FRONT Design, Johanna Grawunder, Zaha Hadid, Hella Jongerius, Patrick Jouin, Shiro Kuramata, Joris Laarman, nendo, Marc Newson, and
    Ettore Sottsass Jr.