Donald Albrecht

The Future at Home:
American Furniture / 1940–1955

Museum of the City of New York
2009

The Future at Home: American Furniture, 1940–1955, on view during the Museum of the City of New York’s presentation of Eero Saarinen: Shaping the Future, displayed furniture, textiles, and decorative objects by Saarinen and his contemporaries who shared an interest in new forms and materials and the goal of providing good design to the broadest possible public. Most of the featured artifacts, designed by figures such as Charles Eames, Ralph Rapson, Oscar Stonorov, and Willo von Moltke, were exhibited here for the first time.

Mr. Albrecht and his co-curator conceived the idea of the show, selected all the artifacts, wrote the exhibition text, and identified the designer.


Press
Feature article in the New York Times


Credits
Co-curator: Phyllis Ross
Exhibition designer: Perrin Studio
Installation photographer: Adam Friedberg