Art: Sit-Down Show

Visitors at Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art last week sat and lounged all over exhibits and pushed them around with impunity. The visitors enjoyed it because they spent as much time on their rumps as on their feet. The museum did not mind because it was doing its best to boost modern furniture out of the fad stage.

Holding a hemisphere-wide competition for furniture, lamps and textiles of "Organic Design," the Museum had agreed not only to exhibit its prize-winning entries, but to sponsor their manufacture and distribution. To do this, the Museum had...

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