When I took an introductory course in modern design history as an undergrad, the first slide shown was not a Bauhaus design, a Le Corbusier house or a Mies van der Rohe chair. No, the design item that my professor chose to begin the course — the image that she believed most succinctly encapsulated the idea of modernity and design as a whole — was the bottle for Chanel No. 5.

Art in the Everyday: The Chanel No. 5 Bottle

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