Tuesday, June 24, 2014

EXHIBITION: Jewish midcentury modern designers in San Francisco

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

Exhibition poster

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