Baby Furniture Manufacturer Argington Comments on the Children’s Designs Through the 20th Century Being Featured at MoMA

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Argington comments on a MoMA exhibit displaying the evolution of children’s furniture, illustrating how concepts and ideals change over time.

On August 9th, 2012, baby furniture manufacturer and distributor, Argington, issued a statement commenting on the Museum of Modern Art’s innovative new exhibit emphasizing the importance of design and structure children’s rooms and toys have been over the span of a century. From July 29th to November 5th New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is showcasing an exhibit titled Century of the Child: Growing by Design in an effort to highlight key history in children rooms, toys, and architecture from 1900-2000.

The focal point of the exhibit is the book Century of the Child by Ellen Key, a design reformer and theorist from Sweden. Her book provided inspiration for the MoMA exhibit as reported by The New York Daily News. She told Relaxnews that the exhibit serves the purpose to observe and examine "the dynamic relationship between concepts of the modern child and modern design," particularly throughout the 20th century. This exhibit emphasizes another of Argington’s primary goals which is giving children their own creative spaces.

Argington, a popular company for baby and nursery furniture responds to the exhibit by saying that it is truly touching upon something new. Argington representative says, “Since MoMA often features exhibits that aren’t seen at other museums, they feel that the Century of the Child: Growing by Design shows how styles come and go and how they even influence today’s era as well. The design of a child’s room plays an important role in shaping them as a person, so having tips and ideas and seeing those of years past is a good way to know how to set it up. Events like this are an inspiration for kid’s bedroom design ideas. At Argington, we constantly strive to combine creativity and functionality into all of our products. This exhibit confirms the importance of creating great spaces for children.”

The exhibit currently displayed in the Museum of Modern Art is broken down into seven distinct periods during the 1900s, ranging from the Roaring Twenties to the Great Depression, to pre and post World Two. Argington as a transitional company looks to take concepts from many eras in design, creating truly timeless furniture. Seeing the evolution of furniture throughout time in one exhibit is both an informative and inspirational experience for all who may attend.

Argington is a New York based manufacturer of fine baby furniture and nursery bedding. Proudly offering sustainable products that are organic or eco-friendly, Argington’s products are also designed with mobility and multiple uses in mind to make parents’ lives easier.


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