Ward Furniture Display, 1964 New York World's Fair, Perspective

Date:

1963

Artist:

Henry P. Glass
American, born Austria, 1911-2003

About this artwork

The New York World’s Fair of 1964–65 was a celebration of technology and American consumer culture, planned by a team that included Viennese-born architect Victor Gruen, the inventor of the modern shopping mall. At the fair, the Pavilion of American Interiors presented visitors with a vision of the hightech domestic spaces of the future, including a range of automated home appliances and new synthetic fabrics. In this exhibit design for a new line of furniture, architect and designer Henry P. Glass took advantage of the pavilion’s round glass structure to showcase his interior design with built-in cabinetry, vividly colored and pattered textiles, and a bead curtain room divider. Standing at the intersection of mid-century modernism and the psychedelic culture of the 1960s and 1970s, these bright, chemically produced fabrics loudly proclaim the future of design.

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Architecture and Design

Artist

Henry Peter Glass (Architect)

Title

Ward Furniture Display, 1964 New York World's Fair, Perspective

Origin

United States

Date

1963

Medium

Mixed media collage on paper mounted on illustration board

Dimensions

50.8 x 76.2 cm (20 x 30 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Henry P. Glass

Reference Number

1999.546

Extended information about this artwork

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