How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior | MoMA
Now on view: How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior explores the external factors and attitudes—aesthetic, social, technological, and political—reflected in modern design. Highlights include recent acquisitions from projects directed by major women architect-designers such as Eileen Gray furnishings for the house E-1027 (1929), and Charlotte Perriand’s study bedroom from the Maison du Brésil (1959). Designs from other noted partnerships include Lilly Reich and Mies van der Rohe’s Velvet and Silk Café (1927), Grete Lihotzky’s Frankfurt Kitchen (1926–27), and collaborations between Aino and Alvar Aalto, Ray and Charles Eames, Florence Knoll and Herbert Matter, and Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret and Le Corbusier.
[Installation view of How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior. The Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 1, 2016–April 23, 2017. © 2016 The Museum of Modern Art. Photo: Gretchen Scott]