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Behind the Scenes: The Honey Pop Chair

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-12-12T19:43:18.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_hT6gIOfvK6M

Oral history interview with Harry Bertoia

Interviewee:
Bertoia, Harry  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Carroll, John, 1892-1959  Search this
Eames, Charles  Search this
Milles, Carl, 1875-1955  Search this
Saarinen, Eero, 1910-1961  Search this
Sarkis, 1909-1977  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972 June 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Harry Bertoia conducted 1972 June 20, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Bertoia speaks of his childhood in San Lorenzo, Italy; his family; his art education at Cass Technical School, the Society of Arts and Crafts in Detroit, and Cranbrook Academy; his early metal work and woodcuts; defense work with Charles Eames in Venice, California; development of Eames' prize-winning plywood chair; his chair designs for Knoll International; exhibitions of his sculpture; his experiments with sound and with "sonambient" sculpture; and techniques and materials. Bertoia also discusses his commissioned works for Manufacturer's Trust, General Motors, and Dulles Airport. He recalls John Carroll, Carl Milles, Eero Saarinen, Sarkis Sarkisian, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Harry Bertoia (1915-1978) was a sculptor and furniture designer.
General:
Originally recorded 2 sound tape reels. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 1 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.
Topic:
Design  Search this
Designers -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bertoi72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bertoi72
Online Media:

Chair Design Sketch

Collection Creator:
Ruth White Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Ruth White Gallery records, 1933-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Ruth White Gallery records
Ruth White Gallery records / Series 1: Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-ruthwhit-ref33

National Design Week 2016: Teen Design Fair

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-10-18T22:23:51.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_MIofwJLRUvo

Grace Nicholson: Inventories and Clippings

Collection Creator:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Collection Collector:
Johnson, Frederick, 1904-1994  Search this
Churchill, Frank C. (Frank Carroll), 1850-1912  Search this
Davis, Edward H., b. 1862  Search this
Churchill, Clara G.  Search this
Harrington, M. R. (Mark Raymond), 1882-1971  Search this
Harvey, Byron  Search this
Emmons, George Thornton  Search this
Gridley, Marion E. (Marion Eleanor), 1906-1974  Search this
Wildschut, William  Search this
Stiles, William F., 1912-1980  Search this
Verrill, A. Hyatt (Alpheus Hyatt), 1871-1954  Search this
Skinner, Alanson, 1886-1925  Search this
Waterman, T. T. (Thomas Talbot), 1885-1936  Search this
Harvey, Fred  Search this
Keppler, Udo J., 1872-1956  Search this
Lothrop, S. K. (Samuel Kirkland), 1892-1965  Search this
Barrett, S. A. (Samuel Alfred), 1879-1965  Search this
Pepper, George H. (George Hubbard), 1873-1924  Search this
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb, 1864-1956  Search this
Collection Director:
Dockstader, Frederick J.  Search this
Heye, George G. (George Gustav), 1874-1957  Search this
Collection Source:
Force, Roland W.  Search this
Burnett, Edwin K.  Search this
Container:
Box 262A, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1928 - 1968
Restrictions:
Image number 011 "Holiday Handcraft" has been removed from the slideshow due to culutral sensitivity.
Collection Rights:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish or broadcast materials from the collection must be requested from the National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation Records, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records
Museum of the American Indian/Heye Foundation records / Series 6: Collectors
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-001-ref14859
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Massachusetts Fieldwork: Interview with George and Peter Erickson of Gardner (silversmiths), Len Curcio of Gardner (chair seat weaving) by Heidi Gitelman and Betty Belanus

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Massachusetts Program 1988 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Gitelman, Heidi (field worker)  Search this
Artist:
Erickson, Peter, 1951-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
United States
Massachusetts
Date:
1987 July 23
Contents:
Side A:George And Peter Erickson, Swedish/English Siversmiths Side B: Len Curcio, Chair Seat Maker, Co Owner Of Business, Italian.
Local Numbers:
FP-1988-CT-0036
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Massachusetts, United States, July 23, 1987.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Silverwork  Search this
Chairs -- Design and construction  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1988, Item FP-1988-CT-0036
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife / Series 4: Ingenuity and Tradition: The Common Wealth of Massachusetts / 4.1: Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1988-ref1040

Nathan Horwitt collection

Creator:
Horwitt, (George) Nathan, 1889-1990.  Search this
Names:
Braquette, Inc.  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive  Search this
Design Engineers, Inc.  Search this
Howard Miller Clock Company  Search this
Movado Watch Corporation  Search this
Horwitt, (George) Nathan, 1889-1990.  Search this
Extent:
4 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Blueprints
Clippings
Financial records
Speeches
Drawings
Articles
Photographs
Audiocassettes
Advertisements
Patents
Correspondence
Brochures
Videocassettes
Sketches
Negatives
Slides
Legal correspondence
Plans
Date:
[193-]-[196-]
Summary:
This collection documents Horwitt's major projects from the 1930s to the 1960s.Project files include drawings, sketches, blueprints, correspondence, patents, legal correspondence, clippings, financial reports, and advertisements for Horwitt's projects. Samples of logos and letterheads he designed are included as well. The most thorough documentation pertains to the Braquette, the Cyclometer, the Museum Watch, and the Beta Chair. Drawings, sketches, blueprints, and plans are boxed separately, mostly flat. Interviews with individuals who worked with and knew Horwitt are on audio cassettes, "Recollections of Nathan Horwitt." Two short videos, "The Legend behind the Museum Watch" and "Movado Worldwide Museum" are stored on 3/4 in. video cassettes.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in six record groups; 1) Project files; 2) Drawings, sketches, and blueprints; 3) Film and video; 4) Photographs and Transparencies; 5) Sound Recordings; and 6) Reference Material.
Biographical/Historical note:
Industrial designer. Born Romania, 1889. Horwitt studied at City University of New York, New York University, and the Art Students' League, New York. In the 1920s, Horwitt formed his own, short-lived company, Design Engineers, Inc. He served as an advertising copywriter for the pharmaceutical company, E.R. Squibb, after serving in World War II.

Horwitt is best known for his design of a numberless black-face watch that has become known as the "Museum Watch" and was produced by the Movado Watch Company. He also designed the 1930 Beta chair and the Braquette, a frameless picture frame. His innovative designs for timepieces incorporated the classic elements of modern design while retaining some of the traditional elements of telling time, such as the circular face.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note:
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Applied Arts Department. Models and prototypes of approximately 25 objects, including models of the Museum Clock, the Cyclox clock, the Braquette, and the Beta Chair.
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Drawings and Prints Department. Three drawings of Horwitt's designs for perfume bottles.
Movado Web Page. Information on Horwitt's work for the Movado Watch Company can be found on the company's web site, http://www.movado.ch/nhorwit.html.
Provenance:
Hank Horwitt, the designer's son, gave Cooper-Hewitt all his relevant design materials from his home studio in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, in 1991.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use onsite by appointment. Permission of staff required to photograph materials.
Occupation:
Industrial designers -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Postage stamp design -- United States  Search this
Radio -- Receivers and reception  Search this
Museum Watch  Search this
Logos (Symbols) -- United States  Search this
Letterheads -- Design  Search this
Lamps -- Design  Search this
Clocks and watches -- Design  Search this
Chair design  Search this
Beta Chair  Search this
Museum Clock  Search this
Braquette  Search this
Design, Industrial -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Clippings
Financial records
Speeches
Drawings
Articles
Photographs
Audiocassettes
Advertisements
Patents
Correspondence
Brochures
Videocassettes
Sketches
Negatives
Slides
Legal correspondence
Plans
Identifier:
SIL-CH.1991-127-1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sil-ch-1991-127-1

Interview with Paul Cagle, stock rack, trailer and chair maker

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Oklahoma Program 1982 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Logsdon, Guy William (field worker)  Search this
Cagle, Paul, 1930-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
Oklahoma
United States
Locust Grove (Okla.)
Date:
1982 February 19
Local Numbers:
FP-1982-CT-0006
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Locust Grove (Okla.), United States, Oklahoma, February 19, 1982.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Chairs -- Design and construction  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-1982-CT-0006
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Oklahoma / 5.1: Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2861

Interview with David Lester, chair maker

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Festival of American Folklife. Oklahoma Program 1982 Washington, D.C.  Search this
Manos, Susan (field worker)  Search this
Lester, David, 1953-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (compact audio cassette)
1 Sound cassette (analog.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Sound cassettes
Place:
Oklahoma
United States
Tahlequah (Okla.)
Date:
1982 March 10
Local Numbers:
FP-1982-CT-0035
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Tahlequah (Okla.), United States, Oklahoma, March 10, 1982.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. Some duplication is allowed. Use of materials needs permission of the Smithsonian Institution.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives; please submit this form. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Topic:
Oral history  Search this
Chairs -- Design and construction  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1982, Item FP-1982-CT-0035
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1982 Festival of American Folklife / Series 5: Oklahoma / 5.1: Fieldwork
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1982-ref2890

The Modern chair : its origins and evolution : an exhibition / organized by the La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art

Author:
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art  Search this
Fort Worth Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
62 p. : chiefly ill. ; 22 x 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1977
C1977
Topic:
Chairs  Search this
Chair design  Search this
Call number:
NK2715.L19
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_100160

One hundred modern chairs

Author:
National Gallery of Victoria  Search this
Physical description:
[30] p. : chiefly ill. ; 19 x 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Australia
Date:
1974
Topic:
Chairs  Search this
Chair design  Search this
Call number:
NK2715.V643
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_102401

Mackintosh to Mollino : fifty years of chair design

Author:
Ostergard, Derek E  Search this
Barry Friedman  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
20th century
Topic:
Chair design--History  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Call number:
NK2715 .O85 1984
NK2715.O85 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_201510

The 1977 International chair design competition : exhibition, Fine Art Gallery of San Diego, Balboa Park, May 14, 1977 to June 12, 1977 / sponsored by San Diego Chapter, American Institute of Architects

Title:
International chair design competitio
Chair
Author:
Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego  Search this
American Institute of Architects San Diego Chapter  Search this
Physical description:
134 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1977
Topic:
Chairs  Search this
Call number:
NK2715 .I61 1977
NK2715.I61 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381123

Sitz-Gelegenheiten : Bugholz- und Stahlrohrmöbel von Thonet / [herausgegeben von Gerhard Bott]

Author:
Bott, Gerhard 1927-  Search this
Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg  Search this
Subject:
Gebrüder Thonet  Search this
Physical description:
263 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Chairs  Search this
Chair design  Search this
Call number:
NK2715 .S623 1989
NK2715.S623 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_384551

Du Pont presents The chair : from artifact to object / exhibition organized by Weatherspoon Art Gallery, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Title:
Chair, from artifact to object
Author:
Richardson, Trevor  Search this
Weatherspoon Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
59 p. : ill. (some col) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Chairs  Search this
Chair design  Search this
Call number:
NK2715 .D93 1991
NK2715.D93 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_445507

Surgical and Gynaecological Chair

Measurements:
overall, case: 11 in x 13 in x 7 in; 27.94 cm x 33.02 cm x 17.78 cm
overall, chair: 9 1/2 in x 11 1/2 in x 5 1/8 in; 24.13 cm x 29.21 cm x 13.0175 cm
Object Name:
Chair, Surgical
chair, surgical and gynaecological, patent model
chair, surgical and gynaecological, model
Other Terms:
Chair, Surgical; Medicine
Credit Line:
Mrs. L. W. Bryant
ID Number:
MG.M-07459
Catalog number:
M-07459
Accession number:
220307
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-6760-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_723867
Online Media:

1980.0785.074 Chair designed to reduce fatigue

Collection Creator:
Perkins, James Secor  Search this
Gilbreth, Frank Bunker, 1868-1924  Search this
Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
General note:
Card Number: 552
Category: ergonomics
Copy negative: 93-
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but the films are stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection 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.
Collection Citation:
Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Collection
Frank and Lillian Gilbreth Collection / Series 5: Stereograph Cards
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0803-ref7041

Krusi [Decorative Imports] chair design

Collection Donor:
Mair, LaVeda  Search this
Collection Creator:
Mair, Francis M., 1916-1991 (commercial artist)  Search this
Container:
Box 23, Folder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Copyright for a portion of the collection held by the Smithsonian Institution. Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: fees for commercial use.
Collection Citation:
Francis M. Mair Papers, 1938-1990, Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of LaVeda Mair.
See more items in:
Francis M. Mair Papers
Francis M. Mair Papers / Series 4: Freelance Client Files
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0548-ref1381

Chair Designs

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1960
Scope and Contents:
Oversized material housed in OV 6, Folder 5.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 8: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref217

Oversized Chair Designs from Box 4, Folder 4

Collection Creator:
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Container:
Box OV 6, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1959-1960
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Collection Citation:
Richard E. Filipowski papers, circa 1940-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Richard E. Filipowski papers
Richard E. Filipowski papers / Series 8: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-filirich-ref218

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