Stafford Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Stafford Decorative & Fine Arts Society
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The Marvels of Modernism 1918 - 1960.
Sally Hoban
Wednesday 17 January 2018

Modern design is at the cutting edge of contemporary collecting and is growing in popularity around the world as collectors and museums recognise the importance of key designers of the 20th century. This lecture provides an introduction to 20th century modern design. It considers the key styles and movements in design from circa 1925 onwards focusing on designers from the UK, Europe and the USA such as Alvar Aalto, Charles and Ray Eames, Robin and Lucienne Day, Eileen Gray and Ettore Sottsass. It is illustrated throughout with examples of furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, textiles and the graphic arts, as well as architecture.