Bruno Mathsson, manufactured by Firma Karl Mathsson, pillow fabric designed by Josef Frank, Chaise Longue, designed 1934, made 1942, beech jute, cotton, leather, and metal, the MFAH, museum purchase with funds provided by the Design Council, 1999.
In the 1940s—30 years before the MFAH established a curatorial department for decorative arts—the museum outfitted a men’s smoking room with bentwood furniture that included chairs, tables, and a folding screen by the now-legendary Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto. The exhibition Scandinavian Design shows how the museum has built upon this history, acquiring outstanding objects by Scandinavian architects, designers, and manufacturers dating from the 1920s to the 1970s.
► Admission is free when you purchase lunch from the day's on-site food truck or from the MFAH location of Cafe Express, so make Lunch + Look a part of your routine! General admission is always free for MFAH Members.