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Miami-Dade Community College) Below, left and black Paul Theodore Frankl man's cabinet; red lacquered wood with gold- and silver-plated discs, silver leaf trim at the top, mahogany interior, c. 930 1 Garden, April 1930, p. 83 gold metal trim at the foot, Illustrated in (collection House & Michael and Wendy Lubin) Below, right Paul Theodore Frankl dressing table bench; lacquer on wood, 23'/2in. 7cm) high. Illustrated in Good Furniture Magazine, September 1927, p. 19 1 (collection Mr. & Mrs. " Included 929 exhibition, were nine prominent architects, of Art with its 1 ft moment both vintage (Urban, Hood, Saarinen) and of the design a modern brief to interior setting The designer and manufacturer, designer), then to a footnote this in the show's living conditions, vital full participation in not entirely (in if is in means the case of the critics Vogue, contem- architecture, was it and attacking the problem from the right angle to ask architects, rather than decorators ensemb/iers, to design the interiors and their accessories.
At until Rubinstein; gallery 1 the early 1930s. private clients, such as Adam Deskey switched Furniture 1 4 E. Initial AbbyAldrich Rockefeller, print room. they are and aluminum; of transite rooms done still entirely in metal being photographed as In 32nd Phillip Street, Vollmer. The pair New York, which opened a remained in commissions were received from wealthy Gimbel, President of Saks-Fifth Avenue; Helena and boudoir; and John room, and the first 26 1927 Deskey formed an association with operation had walls living-room trim; the was of stainless steel and examples In and metal for whom Deskey designed D.
Abrams, New York, 1983, 95 (collection The Cranbrook Academy of Art/ Museum, photo The Below, Detroit Institute of Arts) right Kohn and Eliel Saarinen sketch Ely Jacques for the p. of Richard Hudnut shop, 693 5th Avenue, York, crayon on paper Interior a chair New views of the shop are and Decoration, June and The Architectural Forum, October 1931, pp 420-1 (photo Avery Library, Columbia University) illustrated in Inferior Architecture 1931 pp. , Below, 1 37-8, for right Kahn and Eltel Saarinen sketch of a chair Hudnut shop, 693 5th Avenue, New York, colored crayon on paper, 1930 (photo Avery Library, Columbia University) Ely Jacques for the Richard cmaie: foe PIcU t ED HUDNUT ^ C *l I' »*-IIO