Query: Furniture design -- United States -- History -- 20th century
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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Don Wallance collection
Creators:
Wallance, Don, 1909-1990
Dates:
1936-1990
Size:
6 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.1991-81-1
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

This collection documents Wallance's career from his enrollment in the Design Laboratory School in 1936 to his death in 1990.Included are his designs for tableware, furniture, and household accessories, as well as material on his research and writings. This collection consists of sketches, drawings, photographs, correspondence, and reference materials, in addition to publicity and promotional materials. Extensive documentation exists on Wallance's pioneering designs for stainless steel flatware for H. E. Lauffer Company and his experimental furniture for the U.S. Army, Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center, and the Hard Manufacturing Company. Thorough documentation of his research for his landmark book, "Shaping America's Products," is included. The collection also contains a substantial amount of information on the Design Laboratory School, the first industrial design school in the United States to be patterned after the Bauhaus.

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Belle Kogan, "first American woman industrial designer"
Creators:
Kogan, Belle, 1902-2000
Belle Kogan Associates
Banet, Bernard A.
Dates:
1929-1998
Size:
7 Volumes (ill. (some col.))
Collection ID:
SIL-CH.XXXX-0003
Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries

A collection of magazine and newspaper articles, academic papers, advertisements, press releases, typed and hand-written correspondence, speeches, drafts, and other materials relating to Belle Kogan and her career as an industrial designer.

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Freda Diamond Collection
Creators:
Diamond, Freda, 1905-
Dates:
1945-1998
Size:
3 Cubic feet (3 boxes, 4 folders )
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0616
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Archival materials relating to Diamond's career as an industrial designer, including various client files (especially Libbey Glass) containing photographs, designs, sketches, and other papers; articles by and about Diamond; magazines; awards; and a scrapbook.

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Exhibition Records
Dates:
1970-1983
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 16-149
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the exhibitions Woodenworks: Furniture Objects by Five Contemporary Craftsmen; Design Is . . .; and Craft Multiples. Woodenworks: Furniture Objects by Five Contemporary Craftsmen was the major inaugural exhibition at the Renwick Gallery and was on display from January 28 - July 19, 1972. It featured handmade furniture by five …

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in Accession 16-149 for Furniture design -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Tommi Parzinger collection
Creators:
Robsjohn-Gibbings, T. H. (Terence Harold), 1905-1976
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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Alfons Bach Papers
Creators:
Bach, Alfons, 1904-1999
Dates:
1934-1992
Size:
6 Cubic feet (4 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1272
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Biographical files cover the period from 1938-1989 and include resumes, clippings, correspondence, certificates, awards, speeches, brochures for exhibitions, and artwork. The project files cover the period from 1934-1961 and contain clippings, catalogs, brochures, and scrapbooks. This material documents Bach's work as an industrial designer, architect, and painter from 1934-1992. The files on the …

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in NMAH.AC.1272 for Furniture design -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Francis M. Mair Papers
Creators:
Mair, LaVeda
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)
Dates:
1935-1994
Size:
56 Cubic feet (104 Boxes, 40 map-folders)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0548
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

Client files, administrative files, artwork, and collected food labels from graphic and industrial designer Francis Mair. Mair specialized in beverage labels and packaging during his many years with Landor Associates in San Francisco. Late in his career, he directed Landor's Museum of Packaging History. His prolific freelance career included designs for furniture, decorative arts, letterhead, and corporate images. His personal artwork included alphabets, typefaces, and sketchbooks. Much of his personal artwork is humorous or erotic.

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in NMAH.AC.0548 for Furniture design -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Departmental Records
Creators:
Renwick Gallery
Dates:
1957, 1961-1989, 1997-2003
Size:
25 cu. ft. (25 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 10-128
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the activities of the Renwick Gallery during the tenures of Lloyd E. Herman, Director, 1971-1986; Michael W. Monroe, Curator-in-Charge, 1986-1995; and Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-2003. Topics covered include art organizations; craft fairs and craft schools; correspondence with museums within and outside of the United States and …

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Dan Friedman Papers
Creators:
Friedman, Dan, 1945-1995
Dates:
1967 - 1995
Size:
16 Cubic feet
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.1277
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

General correspondence files contain all communications that do not pertain to a specific project. Because Friedman's personal life and business were so interconnected, many of his business associates also shared personal correspondence with the designer.,Materials in this collection document Friedman's work from 1967, as a student, until his death in …

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