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House of Cards

House of Cards

Charles & Ray Eames, 1954

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3.75 x 2.25"w

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House of Cards

Famed designers Charles and Ray Eames created this popular picture-card deck, featured in the Museum’s collection. Each card depicts a different familiar object from the animal, mineral, or vegetable kingdoms. Six slots on each card interlock for building the house of cards of your dreams. Small set contains 54 cards. Medium set contains 32 cards. Giant set contains 20 cards.

This product was offered in conjunction with MoMA's exhibition Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000, an overview of the modernist preoccupation with children and childhood as a paradigm for progressive design thinking. The Museum's Department of Architecture and Design brings together school architecture, clothing, playgrounds, toys and games, children's hospitals and safety equipment, nurseries, furniture, and books to examine individual and collective visions for the material world of children.

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History

Mid-Century Design

Following World War II, a number of factors combined to foster a new direction in home products and furniture. New materials, such as molded plywood and plastic, and advances in mass production techniques opened a world of design options. Through the efforts of companies like Herman Miller, their longtime design director George Nelson, and the influential team of Charles and Ray Eames, these new designs could be produced for a broad market. A new vocabulary of ergonomic form, versatile function, and synthetic material emerged—and some of the most beloved furniture of the century was created.

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Type Building + Blocks
Made In Poland
Size 3.75 x 2.25"w
Materials Paper
Featured Gifts by MoMA , In the MoMA Collection , Mid-Century Design
Designer Charles & Ray Eames
Date 1954
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