Query: Design
National Design Awards Files
Dates:
2000-2004
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 05-236
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials documenting the National Design Awards, an annual award presented by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (CHNDM). An award is presented in each of several categories which may change from year to year and the winners are chosen by a panel of well-known designers. New judges …

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Marimekko collection
Creators:
Marimekko, Inc.
Dates:
1951-1979
bulk 1957-1979
Size:
8.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1997-123-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection covers the period that Ratia was with Marimekko, 1951-1979.It includes scrapbook, press releases, correspondence, brochures, photographs, magazine articles, swatches, and trade catalogs. It contains extensive information about the company's affiliation with D/R and its operations in Finland. It includes a copy of "Phenomenon Marimekko," the catalog from a comprehensive exhibition that was held at the Museum of Applied Arts in Helsinki in 1986. The collection contains legal correspondence and contracts pertaining to D/R's representation of Marimekko in the United States, as well as numerous swatches, sample books, brochures for stockholders, and trade catalogs. Files pertaining to Marimekko's work in Finland is mostly in Finnish and consists of brochures, posters, articles, and sample books, as well as a copy of the publication, "Design in Finland 1983."Additional information on Marimekko's association with D/R can be found in the Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive's Design Research, Inc. Collection.

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John Burbidge and Cile Bellefleur-Burbidge Wedding Design Collection
Creators:
Bellefleur-Burbidge, Cile
Priscilla of Boston.
Burbidge, John (costume designer)
Dates:
1951-2006
Size:
1.6 Cubic feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0562
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Includes Burbidge's design drawings for wedding gowns while employed by the Priscilla of Boston firm, and scrapbooks documenting Cile Bellefleur-Burbidge's wedding cakes.

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Andre Piette Collection
Creators:
Piette, Andre, 1934-1984 (ceramic designer, artist)
Dates:
1954-1979
Size:
8 Cubic feet (8 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0129
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Collection documents Andre Piette's career as an illustrator and designer. The materials include sketches, drawings, tracings, photographs (color transparencies, slides, and prints), and samples of wallpaper, designs for gift wrap, and a few textiles.

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Arthur J. Pulos papers
Creators:
Pulos, Arthur J.
Dates:
1935-[ca. 1980s]
bulk 1947-1960
Size:
61.7 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.puloarth
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence, notes, sketches and renderings, exhibition and subject files, teaching files, financial records and clippings document Pulos' career and involvement in industrial design and crafts organizations.

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National Design Awards Files
Creators:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Education Department
Dates:
2000-2013
Size:
42.39 cu. ft. (32 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (1 12x17 box) (7 16x20 boxes) (4.13 non-standard size boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 19-120
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of materials submitted to the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum for consideration for a National Design Award. An award is presented annually in each of several categories which may change from year to year and the winners are chosen by a panel of well-known designers. New judges are …

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Alvin Lustig papers
Creators:
Lustig, Alvin, 1915-1955
Dates:
1935-1955
Size:
4.8 Linear feet ((1,200 items partially microfilmed on 3 reels))
1 Item (1 rolled doc.)
Collection ID:
AAA.lustalvi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Biographical material; correspondence; writings; graphic designs; sketches; clippings; and photographs.

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Tommi Parzinger collection
Creators:
Robsjohn-Gibbings, Terence Harold, b. 1905
Parzinger, Tommi, 1903-1981.
Dates:
1935-1981
Size:
5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1998-19-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection does not represent the entire Parzinger archive. The German firm, K.P.M., has the drawings Parzinger produced for the line of ceramics and a part of the documentation for the work in the United States was damaged or lost in a 1951 flood in the Madison Avenue office. However, enough of the archive remains to document a significant part of the designer's work from the 1940s-1970s. Included in the collection are brochures, ad sheets, magazine pages, chart-like sheets of furniture designs, drawings or blueprints, clippings, photographs, press articles, and pages of notes. The collection does not include business papers which were deliberately excluded for space reasons.

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Raymond Loewy papers
Creators:
Loewy, Raymond, 1893-1986
Dates:
[mid-1940s-early 1960s]
Size:
3 Boxes (2 letter sized boxes, 1 legal sized box.)
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.XXXX-0001
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection spans the period from the mid-1940s to the early-1960s and consists ofnewspaper and magazine articles by and about Loewy, including the 1949 TIME magazine on which he appeared on the cover. Extensive clippings exist pertaining to his designs for automobiles. Also includes many articles and speeches written by and about William Snaith, a partner in the firm which was renamed Raymond Loewy/William Snaith, Inc. in 1961. A catalog from the exhibition, "Ten Automobiles," which took place at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City in 1953, is included. Other materials include brochures printed and designed by the firm, press releases, a listing of projects, honors, and membership. Some photographs of Loewy and his design team are included. The collection does not contain any original design materials or project files.

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Design Research, Inc. collection
Creators:
Design Research, Inc.
Dates:
1953-1979
Size:
6.5 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1997-123-2
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection consists ofcorrespondence, scrapbooks, catalogs, brochures, original drawings, photographs, financial records, resumes, legal documents, magazine articles, business records, press releases, artwork, and samples of boxes, bags, and buttons. Files documenting the company's history include a statement of the company's philosophy and records pertaining to the establishment of new stores in various cities. Project files document the furniture, fabrics, rugs, and accessories imported and design by Design Research, Inc. Bound reprints of articles that appeared in Interiors and International Design magazines are included. Clippings and other records documenting the design and construction of D/R stores are provided in the files pertaining to Benjamin Thompson & Associates, Inc. Also found in these files is a printed and bound presentation copy of Thompson's address, "The Craft of Design and the Art of Building", along with other articles by and about Thompson. Additional information pertaining to D/R's association with Marimekko can be found in the Cooper- Hewitt Design Archive's Marimekko Collection.

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