Marguerita Mergentime Once in a While Cloth Napkins
The pattern on these cloth napkins, based on one of Marguerita Mergentime bold textile designs, is formatted so that four different graphic effects can be achieved depending on how the napkin is folded. The Marguerita Mergentime Once in a While Cloth Napkins are made from 50% linen and 50% cotton. Mergentime’s work is represented in MoMA’s collection. Set of four. Available in Cool and Warm Colors. Machine wash.
15 x 15"
50% Linen, 50% Cotton
Year of Design
An American textile designer who was active from the late 1920s to the early ‘40s, Mergentime known for her innovative use of colorful, mid-century-modern patterns. In the 1920s, she introduced her series of strikingly printed, boldly colored table linens. In the early 1930s, she designed Art Deco-inspired curtains and a Cubist-motif carpet for Radio City Music Hall (which are still there today). Her home designs—which are represented in MoMA’s collection—redefined the sensibility of prewar 20th-century domestic life, enlivening dining with color, humor and entertainment.
International Women's Day
International Women’s Day is celebrated every year on March 8 and dates back to 1909 in New York City when suffragist and labor activist Theresa Serber Malkiel established an Annual Women’s Day. It’s a day of celebrating women’s achievements: social, economic, cultural and political. Here at MoMA Design Store, we celebrate art and design by women visionaries every day.
Unknown photographer. L.S. Chandler, Suffragette. c. 1910. Gelatin silver print, 5 x 6 3/4" (12.7 x 17.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. The New York Times Collection.