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Harper and 1930; and Creative Art, Vol. 7, 1930, p. , New York, 251 (collection Denis Gallion and Daniel Morris) Opposite, below Frank Uoyd Wright desk and chair commissioned by Fisk Johnson for the S. C. Johnson & Son Herbert Administration Building, Racine, Wisconsin, executed by Steelcase, unsigned, enameled steel, walnut and brass-plated metal, 33'/2in. 1cm) high, Illustrated in Wright, David Hanks, pp. 147, 149-51 Frank Russell, Christie's, c. 1937 The Decorative Designs of Frank Uoyd ; E P.
153 Right Donald Deskey group of furniture for DeskeyVollmer, c. 1928 Far right Donald Deskey seat and torchere; aluminum, Radio City Music Hall, Rockefeller Center, c. 1 933 5 ii^iim (anti-German feelings were running high), he attempted a variety of jobs, such as lumberjacking, chicken farming and opened a studio where he joined florist's assistant. Santa Barbara, and three years in later After the Armistice he moved in 1 925/26, during which he visited the Exposition Internationale, crystallized his determination to modern design on Hollywood, fully listing launched.
The issue of space quickly drew the American him squarely into conflict with the interior architect's solution was ple, built-in closets would remove the need architect's attention, bringing designer and furniture maker. The to eliminate various types of furniture entirely. For for wardrobes and chests and recessed mural bookshelves would replace bookcases; other traditional pieces of furniture. The designers positively, and in this exam- of drawers, applied also to and manufacturers to the realization that their professions faced respond to lounge-bedroom Wolfgang and Pola Hoffmann, included a combination desk, dressing awoke visible; also concentrated on the problems of confined with 2-in-l furniture.
American Art Deco by Alastair Duncan