The Value of Good Design show at MoMA 2019

This recent show at the Museum of Modern Art captured the highlights from three of their exhibitions from the 1940s and 1950s. Some of my favorites were these pieces from several of the mid-century modern masters.

Reproduction of the ‘Good Design’ logo designed by Morton and Millie Goldsholl Associates in Chicago.

Reproduction of the ‘Good Design’ logo designed by Morton and Millie Goldsholl Associates in Chicago.

Arm chair by Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames. Hanging fabric by Virginia Nepodal. Lamp by Peter Pfisterer. All 1940.

Arm chair by Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames. Hanging fabric by Virginia Nepodal. Lamp by Peter Pfisterer. All 1940.

Bench and cabinet by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen. Fabrics by Noémi Raymond. All 1940.

Bench and cabinet by Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen. Fabrics by Noémi Raymond. All 1940.

1948 prototypes by Charles and Ray Eames for a side chair and a chaise longue. The Eames chaise longue reminds me of Harry Bertoia’s 1952  Asymmetric Chaise  prototype. Bertoia’s chair was finally put into production by Knoll in 2005.

1948 prototypes by Charles and Ray Eames for a side chair and a chaise longue. The Eames chaise longue reminds me of Harry Bertoia’s 1952 Asymmetric Chaise prototype. Bertoia’s chair was finally put into production by Knoll in 2005.

Eero Saarinen’s iconic Womb Chair for Knoll. This one was in the 1951 Milan Triennale. Plus work by Gio Ponti, George Nelson and Joel Robinson.

Eero Saarinen’s iconic Womb Chair for Knoll. This one was in the 1951 Milan Triennale. Plus work by Gio Ponti, George Nelson and Joel Robinson.

Low chair by Charlotte Perriand with textiles by Noémi Raymond.

Low chair by Charlotte Perriand with textiles by Noémi Raymond.

Jean Prouvé Standard Chair no. 305 in front of a Maison de la Tunisie bench-bookshelf by Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, Sonia Delauney-Terk and Nicolas Schöffer.  Both from 1952.

Jean Prouvé Standard Chair no. 305 in front of a Maison de la Tunisie bench-bookshelf by Charlotte Perriand, Jean Prouvé, Sonia Delauney-Terk and Nicolas Schöffer. Both from 1952.