This object is currently on display in room 302 as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer. See our image rights statement.

 

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Object Timeline

  • We acquired this object.

1924

  • Work on this object began.

1934

  • Work on this object ended.

2021

2022

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Carpet, Carpet

This is a Carpet. It was designed by E. McKnight Kauffer and manufactured by The Wilton Royal Carpet Factory, Ltd..

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Metropolitan Museum of Art as part of Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

It is dated ca. 1929. Its medium is wool and jute. It is a part of the department.

In the press, Dorn’s and Kauffer’s designs were often featured alongside work by their innovative European contemporaries. Alvar Aalto’s bentwood furniture appeared with both Dorn’s and Kauffer’s rugs in exhibitions, stores, homes around London. These reasonably priced armchairs sold for £3–4 when Aalto’s furniture debuted in Britain at Fortnum & Mason in 1933.

It is credited Lent by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Cynthia Hazen Polsky Fund, 1992 (1992.64).

Its dimensions are

H x W: 210.2 × 117.2 cm (6 ft. 10 3/4 in. × 46 1/8 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Underground Modernist: E. McKnight Kauffer.

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