Grandma's Patchwork Coaster & Magnet Set


Designer Marguerita Mergentime
Country United States
Date 2018
Manufacturer Cooper Hewitt
Dimensions 3.25 x 3.25 inches
Working in the heady milieu of 1930s New York, Marguerita Mergentime (1894–1941) became best known for strikingly new printed fabrics, making her mark with tablecloths created to enliven American households with color, humor and entertainment. This coaster and magnet set features the Grandma's Patchwork pattern, inspired by Mergentime's designs that brought asymmetry, politics, folk art and quizzes to the table.

Works by Marguerita Mergentime are featured in Cooper Hewitt's 2018 exhibition Tablescapes: Designs for Dining on view through April 19, 2018.