San Francisco, CA: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Visit: We met with Jennifer Dunplop Fletcher, Design Curator.

SFMoMA began collecting design in 1983. Their collection is about 1/3 local, 1/3 national, and 1/3 international

There are three threads to their collecting:  Experimental architecture (others are collecting non-experimental); Bay area design and designers;  Iconic furniture – mostly chairs. This is built on the collection of 180 chairs they received as a gift.

Every exhibtion is curated, and can be viewed online at their website .

Discoveries: The design exhibition on view duriing our visit - Less and More; the Design Ethos of Dieter Rams.