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Thonet Furniture

11 August to 4 October 1953

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Enrico Peressutti  Italian, 1908–1976


Joe Adkinson
1 exhibition
Marcel Breuer
American, born Hungary. 1902–1981
30 exhibitions
Pierre Jeanneret
Swiss, 1896–1967
7 exhibitions
Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret)
French, born Switzerland. 1887–1965
45 exhibitions
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
American, born Germany. 1886–1969
43 exhibitions
Charlotte Perriand
French, 1903–1999
6 exhibitions
Ilmari Tapiovaara
2 exhibitions
Gebrüder Thonet, company design
Austrian, established 1853
4 exhibitions

New York Times Review of the exhibition


12 August 1953

CENTURY OF CHAIRS SHOWN AT MUSEUM; 13 Examples of Evolution of Thonet Designs Included in Modern Art Exhibit

By Betty PEPIS

The gradual evolution of the modern chair over the last century is traced in a small but interesting exhibition opening today to the public at the Museum of Modern Art. Devoted to the production of one company, Thonet Brothers, Inc., a pioneer in chair designs, the display includes thirteen chairs designed and made between 1836 and 1952, and much supplemental photographic material showing these chairs and other Thornet furnishings in use.

New York Times • page 20 • 734 words