Within the Nineteen Thirties, a time when America’s ornamental arts motion was dominated by male designers, self-taught artist Marguerita Mergentime blazed a path for herself as an innovator who launched daring patterns to American properties. Although she designed many home goods—flatware, glassware, china, and extra—she is finest identified for her printed materials that mix people artwork with asymmetrical or typographical touches. Her desk linens had been fairly actually dialog starters—simply take a peek at her “Meals for Thought” tablecloth, featured within the Museum of Trendy Artwork’s on-line assortment.
Immediately, Marguerita’s imaginative and prescient feels simply as recent because it did then—which is why we’re so excited to announce the launch of our unique Food52 Mergentime Assortment. In collaboration with Marguerita’s granddaughter, Virginia Bayer, who helped carry the designer’s intensive archive to life, we curated a number of desk linens, dish towels, and tree skirts that revive Marguerita’s daring designs. Simply in time for the vacations, her iconic patterns would be the discuss of your vacation desk and residential. Listed here are all of the festive finds in our Mergentime assortment, good for giving and getting.
Your entire presents and vacation photographs will pop with this garland motif—or Mergentime’s angels vacation skirt—round your tree. Like your complete Food52 Mergentime assortment, it’s fabricated from mechanically cleanable cotton and linen, so you possibly can maintain it pristine for vacation seasons to come back.
Elevate your vacation desk, bar, or credenza with this runner that includes a festive sample of angels and birds.
This desk throw’s daring garland motif is available in crimson or inexperienced, and provides prompt aptitude to your vacation unfold.
Pair these darling napkins with the Mergentime desk throw or runner, or use them to decorate up a desk linen you already personal.
Add some cheer to a good friend’s kitchen or spruce up your personal with this festive dish towel.
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