In 1940, MoMA sponsored a contest challenging designers to submit furniture, lamps, and textiles of “Organic Design,” which curator Elliot Noyes described as exemplifying “harmonious organization of the parts within the whole, according to structure, material, and purpose.” Winners would not only have their work exhibited in the 1941 exhibition Organic Design in Home Furnishings, but were also awarded contracts for manufacture and distribution with major department stores, with the first day of sales timed to coincide with the exhibition’s opening. This exhibition introduced the world to Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames, who worked together as a team and won in both the chair design (with the iconic Organic Chair) and living room categories.
Benjamin BaldwinAmerican, 1913–19936 exhibitions, 2 works online
Harry Mohr WeeseAmerican, 1915–19986 exhibitions, 1 work online
Virginia NepodalAmerican, 1914–20096 exhibitions, 1 work online
Noémi RaymondAmerican, born France. 1889–19807 exhibitions, 11 works online
Marli EhrmanAmerican, born Germany. 1904–19828 exhibitions, 23 works online
- There are 14 artists in this exhibition online.