American Art Deco by Alastair Duncan

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Popular American Who If it off the favorites 24 of the Modernist furniture movement in America? The Opposite, above left maple with ivory trim, a cotton and rayon brocade, manufactured by Schmieg, Hungate & Kotzian, 926 (collection John Loring) Eugene Schoen bench, tiger upholstered by Paul Rodier in 1 Opposite, obove right Raymond M. Hood table; black glass, steel, wrought 7 iron, brass, and brass-plated steel, 29 /ain. 9cm) designed high, for the Rex Cole showrooms, in Raymond M. Hood, ArthurTappan North, New York, 1931 p.

23 armchair; glass, and upholstered cushion, unsigned, 29'/)in. 2cm) high (collection Carnegie Institute, Despite metal's onslaught, DuPuy Its Fund) cope modern fire-resistant; is mouthpieces -chronicled metal's ascendancy: quarters already. Pittsburgh Plate Class future success of piece executed more And they would very largely be true, particularly as regards architecture its auxiliary, home furnishings. The increasing importance of metal home furnishings now beyond dispute metal bedroom furnishings are on the upswing in various age and left same as being cold, impersonal, inhuman.

Frankl designed a quiet blend of was It 1 contemporary furnishings until the mid- 1 920s. only with the introduction of his skyscraper furniture, discussed earlier, 32 926/27, that he drew the attention of the international press. at the time, similarly in wood His other furniture and mirrored glass with bright lacquered accents tops, vied for attention. His interior settings, entitled "The Livable Abraham & formed," at Straus in Brooklyn impetus of the department store exhibits cluded Brooklyn in arrangement was of silver-leaf drawers and the early 1 House Trans- 1927, contributed greatly to the in Manhattan the following Frankl's "puzzle" desk, most dynamic creations of the period.

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