A new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art’s (MoMA) Architect and Design Department is exploring the external influences—social, theological, and political—that shape the interior design trends of our homes. The exhibition, "How Should We Live? Propositions for the Modern Interior” on view from Oct. 1 of this year to April 23, 2017, will look at designed developed from the 1920s through the 1950s at the height of the modern movement.
ARCHITECT writer Chelsea Blahut looks into the exhibit, which will feature a variety of rooms with domestic interiors and retail spaces. She writes:
MoMA curator Juliet Kinchin’s aim is to highlight how that time frame’s trends are shown in material and spatial forms, and will include recent acquisitions by major women architect-designers which include their own living spaces, along with commonly overlooked areas such as textile furnishings, wallpapers, kitchens, temporary exhibitions, and promotional displays. The entire show includes over 300 pieces, and incorporate large-scale interiors such as Grete Lihotzky's Frankfurt Kitchen, Lilly Reich and Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's Velvet and Silk Café, and Charlotte Perriand and Le Corbusier's kitchen from the Unité d'Habitation and study bedroom from the Maison du Brésil.