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Design Series Focuses on Furnishings

  • Thursday, 4th January 2001
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The third show in the four-part “Century of Design” series at Metropolitan Museum of Art opens with a row of chairs, all utilizing new technologies to achieve new aesthetics. Highlights include a 1949 Charles and Ray Eames chair, the first example of exposed fiberglass used for domestic purposes. The carefully edited pieces — about 50 — come from the Met’s permanent collection. They consist mainly of furniture, with a few Op Art hangings and Studio Craft tie-dyes as a backdrop and a sprinkling of glass, ceramic, silver and, of course, plastic. Metropolitan Museum of Art:

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