The MoMA is currently hosting an exhibition that presents an all-round view of an area of design underrepresented by history that of projects devoted tochildhood from games to toys, school architecture, childrenâ??s hospitals, clothing and in general all kinds of childrenâ??s safety equipment.
The exhibition takes inspiration from the observations of Swedish theorist Ellen Key who in her book "Century of the Child" of the 1900 presaged that during the 20th century the wellbeing of children and their development would be of utmost importance for society as a whole .
The curators of the exhibition, Juliet Kinchin and Aidan Oâ??Connor, bring the visitorsâ?? attention to the designs of architects and modern designers devoted to the world of children and produced from 1900 to 2000, like the furniture designed by Marcel Breuer, Alvar Aalto, Gio Ponti, the toys designed by Ladislav Sutnar, Gerrit Rietveld, the puppets designed by Sophie Taeuber-Arp and not forgetting toys, symbols of our childhood, such as LEGO bricks or wooden toys.
Title: Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000
Date: 29 July - 5 November 2012
Location: MoMA, New York, USA
Images: courtesy of Moma