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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 11/12/2023

Everybody's talking about Marguerita Mergentime for the Holidays!

Every once in a while we get a book that is not like any other. In 2017, Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas was just such a book—a refreshing look at an under-recognized giant of American industrial design specializing in 1930s kitchen textiles. Now, as Food52 celebrates its new Marguerita Mergentime x Food52 collection, we're revisiting this staff favorite and remembering why we love it. "I thought all table cloths a bore—particularly the white," Mergentime explained to a student audience in 1940. "What people needed, I decided, was bold dashing color on the table, a new kind of design that you just couldn’t resist. After endless toil and labor, I had six exciting gay designs ready to put on the market. There were large oversized dots—solid chunks of color, asymmetric designs and did that surprise them—delectable new color combinations… Modestly, I can say they were sensational. People commented on the idea of bringing lively and challenging colors to the table and wondered why it had not been done before."

Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas

Marguerita Mergentime: American Textiles, Modern Ideas

West Madison Press LLC
Hbk, 8.25 x 10 in. / 144 pgs / 145 color / 39 b&w.

$39.95  free shipping





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