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Jax

Designer:
Alexander Hayden Girard, American, 1907–1993  Search this
Manufacturer:
Printex Corporation of America  Search this
Producer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen (52%) and cotton (48%) Technique: printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile sample
Object Name:
Textile sample
Date:
1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander H. Girard
Accession Number:
1969-165-1322
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-165-1322

Jax

Designer:
Alexander Hayden Girard, American, 1907–1993  Search this
Manufacturer:
Printex Corporation of America  Search this
Producer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen (52%) and cotton (48%) Technique: printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile sample
Object Name:
Textile sample
Date:
1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander H. Girard
Accession Number:
1969-165-1323
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-165-1323

Jax

Designer:
Alexander Hayden Girard, American, 1907–1993  Search this
Manufacturer:
Printex Corporation of America  Search this
Producer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen Technique: printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile sample
Object Name:
Textile sample
Date:
1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander H. Girard
Accession Number:
1969-165-1324
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-165-1324

Jax

Designer:
Alexander Hayden Girard, American, 1907–1993  Search this
Manufacturer:
Printex Corporation of America  Search this
Producer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen Technique: printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile sample
Object Name:
Textile sample
Date:
1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander H. Girard
Accession Number:
1969-165-1325
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-165-1325

Jax

Designer:
Alexander Hayden Girard, American, 1907–1993  Search this
Manufacturer:
Printex Corporation of America  Search this
Producer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen (52%) and cotton (48%) Technique: printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile sample
Object Name:
Textile sample
Date:
1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander H. Girard
Accession Number:
1969-165-1326
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-165-1326

Jax

Designer:
Alexander Hayden Girard, American, 1907–1993  Search this
Manufacturer:
Printex Corporation of America  Search this
Producer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen Technique: printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile sample
Object Name:
Textile sample
Date:
1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander H. Girard
Accession Number:
1969-165-1327
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-165-1327

Jax

Designer:
Alexander Hayden Girard, American, 1907–1993  Search this
Manufacturer:
Printex Corporation of America  Search this
Producer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen (52%) and cotton (48%) Technique: printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile sample
Object Name:
Textile sample
Date:
1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander H. Girard
Accession Number:
1969-165-1328
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-165-1328

Jax

Designer:
Alexander Hayden Girard, American, 1907–1993  Search this
Manufacturer:
Printex Corporation of America  Search this
Producer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen Technique: printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile sample
Object Name:
Textile sample
Date:
1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander H. Girard
Accession Number:
1969-165-1329
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-165-1329

Jax

Designer:
Alexander Hayden Girard, American, 1907–1993  Search this
Manufacturer:
Printex Corporation of America  Search this
Producer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen (52%) and cotton (48%) Technique: printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile fragment
Object Name:
Textile fragment
Date:
1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander H. Girard
Accession Number:
1969-165-1330
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-165-1330

Screw Eyes

Designer:
Alexander Hayden Girard, American, 1907–1993  Search this
Manufacturer:
Printex Corporation of America  Search this
Producer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen (52%) and cotton (48%) Technique: printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile sample
Object Name:
Textile sample
Date:
1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander H. Girard
Accession Number:
1969-165-1357
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-165-1357

Screweyes

Designer:
Alexander Hayden Girard, American, 1907–1993  Search this
Manufacturer:
Printex Corporation of America  Search this
Producer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen (52%) and cotton (48%) Technique: printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile fragment
Object Name:
Textile fragment
Date:
1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander H. Girard
Accession Number:
1969-165-1358
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-165-1358

Screw Eyes

Designer:
Alexander Hayden Girard, American, 1907–1993  Search this
Manufacturer:
Printex Corporation of America  Search this
Producer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen (52%) and cotton (48%) Technique: printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile sample
Object Name:
Textile sample
Date:
1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander H. Girard
Accession Number:
1969-165-1359
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-165-1359

Screw Eyes

Designer:
Alexander Hayden Girard, American, 1907–1993  Search this
Manufacturer:
Printex Corporation of America  Search this
Producer:
Herman Miller Furniture Company, Zeeland, Michigan, USA  Search this
Medium:
Medium: linen (52%) and cotton (48%) Technique: printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Textile sample
Object Name:
Textile sample
Date:
1955
Credit Line:
Gift of Alexander H. Girard
Accession Number:
1969-165-1360
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1969-165-1360

Triad

Designer:
Eszter Haraszty, American, b. Hungary, 1920–1994  Search this
Producer:
Knoll Textiles, New York, New York, USA, founded 1947  Search this
Manufacturer:
Printex Corporation of America  Search this
Medium:
Medium: cotton Technique: screen printed on plain weave
Type:
printed, dyed & painted textiles
Sample
Object Name:
Sample
Designed in:
USA
Date:
1954
Credit Line:
Gift of Richard and Trudy Schultz
Accession Number:
2011-25-6
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Textiles Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_2011-25-6

Ladislav Sutnar collection

Creator:
Sutnar, Ladislav  Search this
Names:
Addo-X Business Machines  Search this
Bauhaus -- Influence  Search this
Carr's Department Stores  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
J.C. Penny Co.  Search this
McGraw-Hill Book Company, inc.  Search this
Printex Corporation  Search this
RCA Corporation  Search this
Sweet's Catalog Service  Search this
Vera (Company)  Search this
Sutnar, Ladislav  Search this
Extent:
85 cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Advertisements
Layouts
Brochures
Correspondence
Sketches
Sales catalogs
Photographs
Date:
1927-1976
Summary:
Material relates to Sutnar's career including exhibitions, designs for corporate clients, designs for books on packaging design and catalog information. Little office correspondence and personal information is provided.The major part of the collection consists of Sutnar's designs, including logos, letterheads, catalogs, and advertising campaigns for a large number of clients, notably Addo-X, Carr's Department Stores, JC Penney, RCA, and Vera, as well as product and catalog design for Sweet's Catalog Service. Also included are drafts of books, sketches, over 5,000 photographs, photoprints, and photonegatives. Other materials include clippings, page layouts, brochures and booklets about package design and magazine layouts.
Arrangement note:
Arranged by client account and by material size. A picture reference file is boxed separately.
Biographical/Historical note:
Graphic, display, and industrial designer. Born Pilsen, Austro- Hungary (now Plzen, Czech Republic), 9 November 1897. Sutnar immigrated to the United States in 1939. He was inspired by the Bauhaus and was an advocate for a constructivist and functional approach in graphic design stressing simplicity, order, and precision. He was the art editor of the Prague publishing house, "Druzstevni Prace." Sitmar was head designer for the Czech pavilion at 1939 New York World's Fair.

He served as art director for Sweet's Catalog Service from 1941 to 1960. Due to his belief that designers need to be capable of working in many fields of design, Sutnar established his own "full-service" firm in New York City in 1951. He developed a new typography called "information graphics". He was author of "Design for Point of Sale", 1952, "Package Design: The Force of Selling", 1953, and "Visual Design in Action", 1961. Sutnar also created corporate image products for McGraw-Hill and Printex. Died 1976.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, Drawings and Prints Department.Seven posters, one magazine cover, two designs for glassware, and some duplicates of the archival material.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Applied Arts Department. One ceramic coffee service, one glass tea service.
Archives of American Art, Washington, D.C.Business and personal correspondence, biographical data, sketches, photographs, clippings, and other print miscellany, circa 1927-1976.
Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.Approximately 215 items dating from 1940 to 1970 include printed samples of Sutnar's designs for periodical covers, advertisements, catalogs, books, displays, and posters.
Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, Special Collections, Los Angeles, C.A.Papers relating to Sutnar's designs and exhibitions, 1928-1969.
Provenance:
The Sutnar Papers were donated to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, in 1977 by Radoslav L. Sutnar and Citislav Sutnar.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use onsite by appointment. Permission of staff required to photograph material.
Topic:
Corporate image -- Design  Search this
Letterheads -- Design  Search this
Graphic arts -- United States  Search this
Design, Industrial -- United States  Search this
Logos (Symbols) -- Design  Search this
Glassware -- Czech Republic -- Bohemia  Search this
Porcelain -- Czech Republic  Search this
Packaging -- Design  Search this
Graphic arts -- Czech Republic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements
Layouts
Brochures
Correspondence
Sketches
Sales catalogs
Photographs
Identifier:
SIL-CH.2001-26-1
See more items in:
Ladislav Sutnar collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-2001-26-1

Marimekko collection

Creator:
Marimekko, Inc.  Search this
Names:
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Design Research, Inc.  Search this
Marimekko Oy  Search this
Printex Corporation  Search this
Ratia, Armi, 1912-1979  Search this
Thompson, Benjamin, 1918-2002  Search this
Extent:
8.5 cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Trade catalogs
Clippings
Swatch books
Scrapbooks
Textile designersa
Fashion designers
Home furnishings designers
Correspondence
Date:
1951-1979
bulk 1957-1979
Summary:
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.
Arrangement note:
Unprocessed. This collection consists of six record groups: 1) Company history and background information; 2) Marimekko/Design Research, Inc. Correspondence; 3) Marimekko Finland; 4) Scrapbooks and press clippings; 5) Swatches and samples; and 6) Photographs.
Biographical/Historical note:
Finnish fabric manufacturer and retail chain. The company's chief designer was Armi Ratia (1912-1979), who was known for her use of vibrant colors and large patterns. She first joined her husband's design firm, Printex, in 1949. In 1951, the company was renamed Marimekko, which means "a little dress for Mary" in Finnish. During the 1960s and '70s, the firm manufactured cotton, jersey, and wool fabrications, along with paper, laminated plastics, and table coverings. Ratia was known for designing free, easy fashions in bold painterly designs taking much of her inspiration from nature and handicraft.

Ben Thompson, the founder of the retail establishment Design Reseaach, Inc. (D/R), discovered Ratia's designs at the Finnish Pavilion of the Brussels World Fair in 1957, and persuaded her to come to the United States. D/R became the exclusive representative of Marimekko products in the U.S. Today, through franchises worldwide, Marimekko stores sell simple clothing for women and children, as well as household accessories and furniture.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Textiles Department. 28 printed textiles designed by or for Marimekko.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Wallcoverings Department. One samplebook.
Marimekko Homepage. Additional information on the history of the company and its activities today can be found on Marimekko's homepage: http://www.marimekko.fi/.
Provenance:
The materials in this collection were donated to Cooper-Hewitt in 1975 by Benjamin and Jane Thompson.
Topic:
Interior decoration -- Finland  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Retail trade -- United States  Search this
Stores, Retail -- United States  Search this
Costume design -- Finland  Search this
Clothing trade -- United States  Search this
Fashion design  Search this
Textile design -- Finland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Trade catalogs
Clippings
Swatch books
Scrapbooks
Textile designersa
Fashion designers
Home furnishings designers
Correspondence
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1997-123-1
See more items in:
Marimekko collection
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1997-123-1

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