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As one of the first furniture companies to embrace modernism, Herman Miller is recognized as being one of the great office furnishings innovators of the 20th century. In 1930 Gilbert Rohde, an...
01. "Managing the Work Environment." Herman Miller, Inc.; Zeeland, MI; 1979.
According to the recommendations of color theorist Faber Birren in a 1968 essay on color and worker productivity, “It is fallacious to assume that because color is appealing and attractive, it...
07. "Pittsburgh Color Dynamics." Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company; c.1950s.
Like asbestos, the use of lead in common objects dates back thousands of years. A common and inexpensive metal, lead was long a highly desirable paint additive due to its high opacity, insolubility...
04. "What Paint and Why."  National Lead Company; Chicago, IL; c.1904.
Marketing and publicity materials can serve as a representation of a culture’s behavioral norms and mores at a particular point in time. As anachronistic as they appear now, such depictions as these...
07. "West Coast Hemlock Lumber: Grades and Uses." West Coast Lumberman's Association; Portland, OR; 1956.
The Temcor company—which fabricated such extant geodesic domes as the Pioneer Auditorium in Reno, Nevada (1968)—was co-founded by Donald Richter, a student of renowned designer R. Buckminster Fuller...
05. Temcor Geodesic Dome. Temcor; Torrance, CA; 1971.
Founded in 1946 by Enrico Cappellini north of Milan, Italy, Cappellini is a well-known manufacturer of contemporary furniture, lighting and accessories. The Pylon Dining Table, perhaps reminiscent of...
07. "Collezione." Cappellini; Milan, Italy; 1996.
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