Midcentury modern furniture on display at Winterthur

Author:
Publish date:
An Eames chair.

An Eames chair.

Delaware’s Winterthur Museum presents “Unity by Design: Midcentury Modernism”, a collection of midcentury modern furniture, scattered throughout offices, storage rooms and libraries of the museum’s campus, through July 28.

“Unity by Design” exhibit

“Unity by Design” exhibit

“Unity by Design explores the perceived juxtaposition of midcentury modernism at an institution rooted in traditional Americana. This lived collection of approximately 150 objects provides an opportunity to both evaluate how American design operates in a cross-generational context and explore how midcentury modernism was and is experienced,” the museum explained in a statement.

“Visitors get the chance to be situated in a midcentury modern interior as they explore the evolution of this distinctly American design movement. They can take an in-depth look at the construction of midcentury modern furniture to better understand how industrialization and technical innovation influenced the design of these objects.”

For more, visit www.winterthur.org.

At the Saco

“Craft and Comfort: Furniture for the Saco Home” opened May 18 and will run through Sept. 1 at the Saco Museum in Saco, Maine. The exhibit features highlights from the museum’s collection of late 18th- and early 19th -century furniture.

Highboys

Highboys

“The exhibition includes fine examples from the (Joshua) Cumston and (David) Buckminster furniture shop, locally owned pieces made by emigre craftsmen John and Thomas Seymour, as well as other furniture produced by cabinetmakers in both York County and Massachusetts, some of which relate directly to printed design sources,” the museum announced.

“Craft and Comfort” exhibit.

“Craft and Comfort” exhibit.

“It also features several pieces of seating furniture that retain their original under-upholstery, providing visitors with the rare opportunity to view the underpinnings of early 19th-century furniture. Period construction techniques will be explored.”

For more, visit www.sacomusuem.org

This article originally appeared in the July 2019 issue.

Related Articles