Many creators of iconic midcentury Modernist designs were Jewish --
why, I couldn't tell you! San Francisco's Contemporary Jewish Museum
is currently honoring this phenomenon with a special exhibition that's on until October 6.
"Designing Home: Jews and Midcentury Modernism examines the contribution of Jewish designers, architects, patrons, and merchants in the creation of
a distinctly modern American domestic landscape."
Link here for more info.
Henry Dreyfuss' Princess phone -- every 1950s teenage girl's dream.
(I begged my parents for one, and eventually got it. Yep, pink.)
Above: George Nelson/Irving Harper Marshmallow sofa
Below: Alex Steinweiss, creator of the modern album cover, in his studio
See my "book note" posting of 12/15/13, for more about this giant of 20th C. graphic design
Ernest Sohn, "Esquire" coffee service