American (born Hungary), born 1906
Coffee pot, c. 1946 (designed 1942-1943)
Shenango Pottery, New Castle, Pennsylvania for Castleton China, New York, Manufacturer
From the “Museum” line
The Modernism Collection, gift of Norwest Bank Minnesota 98.276.174a,b
Saturday, July 10, 2010Sunday, February 20, 2011
After the Second World War, American and European printed textile design experienced a resurgence of creativity and productivity. Designers focused on pattern, proportion, and color to create printed fabrics that complemented modern architecture, interiors, and furniture. This installation features a selection of dynamic printed domestic textiles from the MIA's collection, designed mainly in the 1940s and 1950s. It includes works by the prominent fabric designers Angelo Testa and Lucienne Day, noted for their bold use of color and abstraction. In addition, a selection of lively and popular American ceramics designed by Eva Zeisel and Russel Wright provides further context for mid-century interiors.