Dwell Store Opens Pop-up at The Contemporary Jewish Museum
In conjunction with the exhibition Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism
July 10–October 6, 2014
(San Francisco, CA, July 10, 2014) As an arbiter of modern design from the Bay Area, Dwell celebrates The Contemporary Jewish Museum’s exhibition Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism with a specially curated pop-up shop within The Museum’s Store. The pop-up features iconic designs alongside contemporary items with midcentury inspiration. Featured items include Cherner chairs, prints by Mark McGinnis, Falcon Enamelware tumblers, colorful Blossom candlesticks by Applicata, versatile Craig carrying cases, and several Dwell Store exclusives that launched at Dwell on Design LA in June 2014.
Items are available in The Museum Store July 10–October 6, 2014 during regular hours, Fridays through Tuesdays 11am–5:30pm and Thursdays 11am–8pm.
Dwell's Director of Merchandising Josh Mintz said the partnership was a perfect opportunity for the Dwell Store, which hosted its first pop-up at the Los Angeles Convention Center last month. “This marks an important next step in the evolution of Dwell as a retailer—giving design seekers in another key market the ability to buy elements of modern living from a brand that inspires them. The confluence of a compelling exhibition on midcentury design within a stunning Libeskind-designed architectural landmark in our home town of San Francisco made this the perfect recipe to showcase the Dwell Store.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome Dwell to our Museum Store on occasion of our exhibition celebrating modern design,” says Lori Starr, The Museum’s Executive Director. “Our store prides itself on mirroring the excellence in our galleries and extending the visitor's experience with art, ideas, and the highest quality merchandise. This is an exciting collaboration.”
About Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism
Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism is the first major exhibition to explore the role of Jewish architects, designers, and patrons in the formation of a new American domestic landscape during the post WWII decades of the twentieth century. Brimming with a dazzling array of vintage furnishings, textiles, wallpapers, ceramics, posters, dinnerware, photographs, and more, Designing Home features the work of over thirty-five creative professionals who helped spark America’s embrace of midcentury modernism, a bold new direction in design and thought.
Designing Home is organized by The Contemporary Jewish Museum and is on view now through October 6, 2014.
About The Contemporary Jewish Museum
With the opening of its new building on June 8, 2008, The Contemporary Jewish Museum ushered in a new chapter in its twenty-plus year history of engaging audiences and artists in exploring contemporary perspectives on Jewish culture, history, art, and ideas. The facility, designed by internationally renowned architect Daniel Libeskind, is a lively center where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather to experience art, share diverse perspectives, and engage in hands-on activities. Inspired by the Hebrew phrase “L’Chaim” (To Life), the building is a physical embodiment of The CJM’s mission to bring together tradition and innovation in an exploration of the Jewish experience in the twenty-first century.
For general information on The Contemporary Jewish Museum, the public may visit The Museum’s website at thecjm.org or call 415.655.7800. The Contemporary Jewish Museum is located at 736 Mission Street (between Third & Fourth streets), San Francisco.
About Dwell Media, LLC
Dwell Media is a world-class design brand and publisher of Dwell® Magazine, Dwell digital properties, including dwell.com, Dwell Store, as well as national events including modern home tours, and the Dwell on Design.® events in Los Angeles and New York City. Dwell has received countless industry awards and is widely regarded as a leader in modern design. It serves an affluent audience that is idea-driven, sensitive to social and physical surroundings, and always “At Home in the Modern World.”
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