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Women designers celebrated at last in New York show

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A poster in the exhibition made by the Guerilla Girls in 1989 points out that only 5 per cent of the artists represented at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art were female, while 80 per cent of subjects were women. That just about sums up the problem.

Much of the women designers' work is involved with the creation of household items. There are chairs and furniture and textiles and ceramics. This chair was by Eva Zeisel (1906–2011), a Hungarian designer who fled from Vienna and the Nazis during World War 2 and ended up in New York where she designed for companies such as Rosenthal China. She had a one-woman show at MOMA in 1946.

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