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Steel & style : the story of Alessi household ware / Patrizia Scarzella ; introductory note by Paolo Portoghesi

Author:
Scarzella, Patrizia  Search this
Portoghesi, Paolo  Search this
Subject:
Alessi (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
187 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
Stainless steel tableware  Search this
Kitchen utensils  Search this
Designers  Search this
Industrial designers  Search this
Call number:
NK8725.A37 S28 1987
NK8725.A37S28 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_359546

Don Wallance collection

Creator:
Wallance, Don, 1909-1990  Search this
Names:
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Design Laboratory School (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
H.E. Lauffer Co.  Search this
Hard Manuacturing Company  Search this
Lincoln Center Theater (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
National Youth Administration  Search this
Towle Mfg. Company  Search this
United States. Army -- Barracks and quarters  Search this
Wallance, Don, 1909-1990  Search this
Extent:
6 Cubic feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Clippings
Invoices
Patents
Photographs
Blueprints
Speeches
Press releases
Drawings
Articles
Sketches
Date:
1936-1990
Summary:
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.
Arrangement note:
This collection is arranged into eight record groups: 1) Industrial Design Projects; 2) "Shaping America's Products"; 3) Other Activities; 4) General Correspondence; 5) Business Records; 6) Biographical Material; 7) Reference Material; and 8) Photographs and Slides. Within each record group, materials are arranged by client, or in lieu of a client, by project name.

Letter size, legal size, and oversized materials, photographs, slides, film, and video are all boxed separately. Where possible, subjects have been cross referenced between the various sizes and types of material.
Biographical/Historical note:
Metalworker, furniture and industrial designer. Born New York City, September 26, 1909. Wallance graduated New York University in 1930 with a B.A. in English Literature. He traveled to northern Europe where he was exposed to the International Style in architecture and design. Upon returning to the United States, he went to work in his father's furniture store and saw the need for more inventive designs in retail furnishings. He attended Design Laboratory School in New York City from its inception in 1936 until it closed its doors in 1940.

From 1941-2, Wallance served as the state of Louisiana's technical and design director for the National Youth Administration, established in 1940 by President Roosevelt to help build a young, technically capable work force. During World War II, Wallance designed mass-produced furniture for servicemen's families living abroad for the Office of the Quartermaster General, Washington. He began designing tableware, cutlery, and accessories for H.E. Lauffer in 1951.

Among his most recognizable designs for Lauffer were Design One, a highly sculptural, brushed stainless steel flatware created in 1953, and Design Ten, a colored plastic flatware created in 1978-79. Both designs are now produced by Towle Manufacturing Company. ln addition, Wallance designed auditorium seating in steel and upholstered polyurethane foam for Philharmonic Hall at Lincoln Center in 1964 and hospital furniture in steel and plastics for Hard Manufacturing Company in 1965. Wallance is best known for his book, "Shaping America's Products", 1956, which remains a seminal study of the relationship of craftsmanship to industry.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Applied Arts Department. Approximately 100 items, consisting of models, prototypes, and production pieces of flatware, cutlery, and other items.
Provenance:
These materials were donated to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, in 1991 by David M. and Gregory J. Wallance, sons of the designer.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use onsite by appointment. Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Occupation:
Industrial designers -- United States  Search this
Furniture designers -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Design, Industrial -- United States  Search this
Shaping America's Products  Search this
Furniture design -- United States -- History -- 20th century  Search this
Cookware  Search this
Flatware -- United States  Search this
Stainless steel tableware  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Clippings
Invoices
Patents
Photographs
Blueprints
Speeches
Press releases
Drawings
Articles
Sketches
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1991-81-1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1991-81-1

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Steel

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Extent:
5.11 Cubic feet (consisting of 11 boxes, 1 folder, 2 oversize folders, 1 map case folder, 1 flat box (partial.))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Publications
Business ephemera
Manuscripts for publication
Steel plate engravings
Technical reports
Letterheads
Business cards
Advertising mail
Advertising fliers
Sales letters
Printed ephemera
Sales records
Advertising cards
Advertisements
Trade cards
Periodicals
Commercial catalogs
Manufacturers' catalogs
Manuals
Legal documents
Receipts
Invoices
Print advertising
Advertising
Ephemera
Business letters
Sales catalogs
Printed materials
Illustrations
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Catalogues
Commercial correspondence
Business records
Printed material
Correspondence
Legislation (legal concepts)
Reports
Technical manuals
Date:
1819-1985
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Accounting and Bookkeeping forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
The subject category Steel largely represents business records and advertisements created by steel manufacturers and distributors of steel-based goods or services. Additional materials include biographical writings about Andrew Carnegie, documentation about the effect of the steel industry on society, and educational material about the steel industry.

No complete set of business records are represented within the collection, however the United States Steel Corporation has notable representation within the business records.

Technical documentation about the production of steel-based products as well as background information about the United States Steel Industry and Andrew Carnegie are strong research strengths of this subject category.
Arrangement:
Steel is arranged in three subseries.

Business Records and Marketing Material



Genre

Subject
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Steel is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Steel founding  Search this
Steel industry and trade -- 1930-2000  Search this
Stainless steel tableware  Search this
Steel alloys  Search this
Iron and steel bridges  Search this
Iron and steel industry  Search this
Manufacturing  Search this
Iron and steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Steel industry and trade  Search this
Steel, Stainless -- 20th century  Search this
Structural steel workers -- 1920-1930 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women iron and steel workers  Search this
Manufacturing industries  Search this
Manufacturing processes  Search this
Trade associations  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications -- Business
Business ephemera
Manuscripts for publication
Steel plate engravings
Technical reports
Letterheads
Business cards
Advertising mail
Advertising fliers
Sales letters
Printed ephemera
Sales records
Advertising cards
Advertisements
Trade cards
Periodicals
Commercial catalogs
Manufacturers' catalogs
Manuals
Legal documents
Receipts
Invoices
Print advertising
Advertising
Ephemera
Business letters
Sales catalogs
Printed materials
Illustrations
Trade catalogs
Trade literature
Catalogues
Commercial correspondence
Business records
Printed material
Correspondence
Legislation (legal concepts)
Reports
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Steel, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Steel
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Steel
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-steel

Don Wallance : changing the look of American flatware through craft and industry / Ellen Marriott Dodington

Title:
Changing the look of American flatware through craft and industry
Author:
Dodington, Ellen Marriott  Search this
Subject:
Wallance, Don 1909-1990  Search this
H.E. Lauffer Co  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 122 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
United States
Date:
2002
20th century
Topic:
Industrial designers  Search this
Flatware--History  Search this
Stainless steel tableware--History  Search this
Call number:
NK8450 .D63 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_701697

From sterling to steel : the democratization of utensils in the American household : marketing stainless steel flatware to postwar America / Melanie Lynn Fox

Author:
Fox, Melanie Lynn  Search this
Physical description:
111 leaves : chiefly col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
Place:
United States
Date:
2005
20th century
Topic:
Stainless steel tableware--History  Search this
Flatware--History  Search this
Call number:
NK8450 .F69 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_773539

Stainless flatware guide / Bob Page and Dale Frederiksen

Title:
Flatware guide
Author:
Page, Bob 1945-  Search this
Frederiksen, Dale 1962-  Search this
Physical description:
798, vii-xv p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1998
C1998
Topic:
Stainless steel tableware--Patterns  Search this
Flatware  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_685205

Georg Jensen rustfrit staal

Author:
Georg Jensen sølvsmedie, A/s  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([6] p.)
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1940
1949
194-?]
Topic:
Stainless steel tableware  Search this
Call number:
46100
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405231

Georg Jensen stainless steel

Author:
Georg Jensen sølvsmedie, A/s  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([10] p.)
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1940
1949
[194-?]
Topic:
Stainless steel tableware  Search this
Call number:
46097
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405235

L'officina Alessi : Alberto Alessi e Alessandro Mendini : dieci anni di progetto, 1980-1990 = L'atelier Alessi : Alberto Alessi et Alessandro Mendini : dix ans de design, 1980-1990 / Laura Polinoro ; con interventi di Alberto Alessi ... [et al.]

Author:
Polinoro, Laura  Search this
Alessi, Alberto  Search this
Mendini, Alessandro 1931-  Search this
Subject:
Alessi (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
281 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Date:
1989
Topic:
Stainless steel tableware  Search this
Kitchen utensils  Search this
Designers  Search this
Industrial designers  Search this
Call number:
NK8725.A37 P76 1989
NK8725.A37P76 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405737

WMF bestecke katalog 90/91 = WMF table cutlery catalogue

Author:
Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik  Search this
Physical description:
266 p
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1990
[1990]
Topic:
Silver flatware  Search this
Silver-plated flatware  Search this
Stainless steel tableware--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
46195
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_426142

[Trade catalogs on cast steel, nickel and silver-plated flatware, and tinned flatware]

Author:
R. Wallace & Sons Mfg. Co  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries American History Trade Literature Collection DSI  Search this
Physical description:
<1> v. : ill
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1800
1994
[18--?]-
Topic:
Flatware  Search this
Stainless steel tableware--Catalogs  Search this
Silver-plated flatware  Search this
Electroplating  Search this
Call number:
47409
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_459637

Officina Alessi

Author:
Alessi (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Alessi (Firm) Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
115 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
Stainless steel tableware--Catalogs  Search this
Silverware--Catalogs  Search this
Industrial designers--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
NK8725 .A37 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_482071

Annuario della produzione = Production yearbook

Title:
Production yearbook
Author:
Alessi (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Alessi (Firm) Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
87 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Date:
1992
Topic:
Stainless steel tableware--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
NK8725 .A37a 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_482076

[Trade catalogs on glass and crystal: hand-blown and hand-cut glassware, lead crystal glassware, glass stemware collections, glass tableware collections, glass giftware, and candles; tableware: solid silver and silverplated tableware, plate trays, giftware in different materials, pewter giftware, and stainless steel tableware; kitchenware: cookware, spare parts for cookware, kitchen tools and gadgets, party collections/servers, serving sets, and burning paste; table cutlery: solid silver cutlery, silverplated cutlery, stainless steel cutlery, children's cutlery sets, serving pieces and cutlery gifts, cutlery gift boxes and canteens, polishes and cloths, and packing materials]

Author:
Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik  Search this
Physical description:
<12> v. : ill. (some col.)
Type:
Catalogs
Trade catalogs
Date:
1993
1993-
Topic:
Glassware  Search this
Crystal glass  Search this
Giftware  Search this
Candles--Catalogs  Search this
Silverware  Search this
Plate--Catalogs  Search this
Tableware  Search this
Kitchen utensils--Catalogs  Search this
Stainless steel tableware--Catalogs  Search this
Cutlery  Search this
Polishes  Search this
Wrapping materials  Search this
Call number:
48576
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_485549

Annuario della produzione = Production yearbook

Title:
Production yearbook
Author:
Alessi (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Alessi (Firm) Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
104 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Date:
1994
Topic:
Stainless steel tableware--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
NK8725 .A37a 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_497004

Officina Alessi

Author:
Alessi (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Alessi (Firm) Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
128 p. : ill. (some col.), ports ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Tableware--Catalogs  Search this
Stainless steel tableware--Catalogs  Search this
Industrial designers--Biography  Search this
Call number:
NK8725 .A37 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_497008

Beauty of silver in heirloom stainless June 1, 1977

Author:
Oneida Ltd. Silversmiths Consumer Products Division  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1977
Topic:
Stainless steel tableware  Search this
Call number:
32068
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_270681

Heirloom ltd. stainless D-1206

Author:
Oneida Ltd. Silversmiths Consumer Products Division  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1977
Topic:
Stainless steel tableware  Search this
Call number:
32069
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_270682

Beauty of silver in stainless by Oneida A-771

Author:
Oneida Ltd. Silversmiths Consumer Products Division  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1977
Topic:
Stainless steel tableware  Search this
Call number:
32072
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_270683

Community stainless for young folks A-776

Author:
Oneida Ltd. Silversmiths Consumer Products Division  Search this
Type:
Books
Trade catalogs
Date:
1977
Topic:
Stainless steel tableware  Search this
Call number:
32074
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_270687

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