Fantasy and Function

The Furniture of John Dickinson

Fantasy and Function

Bone Table Lamp, 1978
Collection SFMOMA, gift of Macy's California
© Estate of John Dickinson

September 26, 2003 - March 07, 2004

Notable for his imaginative fusion of austerity and fantasy, elegance and humor, San Francisco-based designer and decorator John Dickinson crafted some of the most innovative interior and furniture designs of the 20th century. Selected from the SFMOMA collection, this exhibition presents drawings and objects that demonstrate Dickinson's ability to startle and amuse in a constant pursuit of originality.