Leaning Way In: 100 Designs by Women at the MAD Museum
Though women have made countless contributions to design, it’s rare to have 100 standout examples displayed in one place. New York’s Museum of Arts and Design has done just that with “Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Mid-Century and Today,” up through September 27. On the mid-century side of the exhibition, textiles by the likes of Anni Albers and Sheila Hicks meet a chair by Eva Zeisel, but there are also many lesser-known names, contributing furniture and jewelry. Representing the current generation of female makers are Hella Jongerius’s cotton-and-steel curtain for the United Nations Delegates’ Lounge, Vivian Beer’s Anchored Candy sheet-steel bench in red automotive paint, and Front founders Sofia Lagerkvist, Charlotte von der Lancken, and Anna Lindgren’s fantastical copper-and-brass shower fittings for Axor.