City Plate - Montreal
Part of our fifth series of City Plates. This collection celebrates "Visionary Thinking" and takes a look at four great cities (Paris, Chicago, Montréal, and Mumbai), examining the past, present, and future of innovative architecture and design. Expo 67, considered to be the most successful World’s Fair of the 20th century, was organized along the theme of "Man and his World," and meant to characterize the liberation and openness of the period. One of the seventeen elements of the theme was Habitat 67, a landmark housing development designed by Moshe Safdie. The project was intended to introduce innovations in affordable housing through the use of modular units with private gardens (a precursor to the prefab housing now in fashion). Habitat 67 (noted in persimmon) is situated along the Saint Lawrence River. Other notable features include the immense Parc du Mont-Royal (in green) and many of Montréal’s world class museums, such as the Musée des Beaux Arts, McCord Museum, and the Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal.
• 12" diameter• Porcelain• Dishwasher- and microwave-safe• Key buildings are represented with persimmon icons, while rivers and public spaces are shown in blue and green, respectively• Use as a dinner plate, serving plate, or decorative piece• Designed in Los Angeles; made in Poland
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