Herman Miller 1939 Catalog

With the added price guide, this book is an invaluable tool in the interior design field.

Author: Herman Miller, Inc

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0764305018

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

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The Herman Miller Furniture Company was devoted to manufacturing period reproduction furniture until pioneer industrial designer Gilbert Rohde walked into their Grand Rapids showroom in 1930. A devout modernist, Rohde convinced D.J. De Pree to focus on modern furniture throughout the 1930s, and to produce exclusively modern furniture by the time Rohde died in 1944. This exact reprint of the 1939 product catalog from the Herman Miller Archives is an historic document showing hundreds of Art Deco and other classic modern furniture designs, all by Rohde. His use of exotic veneers, tubular steel, bentwood, and plastics was innovative and important in the evolution of modernism. With an added price guide, this catalog will be an invaluable tool for the researcher, collector, dealer, and museum curator.
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Introduction to Modern Design

Gilbert Rohde, Mahogany Group, from Catalogue and Sales Guide, Herman Miller Furniture Company, 1939. he was one of the only professional American designers known to have spent time assessing the work and methodology at the Bauhaus ...

Author: George H. Marcus

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350032002

Category: Design

Page: 280

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With some 280 colour illustrations, Introduction to Modern Design takes us on a visual survey of design from the Industrial Revolution of the eighteenth century to the Maker Movement of today. It offers a new understanding of the birth of modern design in the early twentieth century and chronicles the way its meaning has changed over the decades. The narrative is supported by twenty-six readings from significant texts by designers and critics, offering readers an opportunity to learn about design from those who created it and those who commented on it as it was done. The focus of this book is on the objects themselves-from industrial design, furniture, ceramics, textiles, graphics, electronics, to automobiles-and explores the development of these designs in relation to industrialization, technology, environmental responsibility, consumerism, individual needs, and the expression of the social values of their day. Clearly written and accessible, Introduction to Modern Design provides a succinct history of, and fascinating insights into, the world of design.
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Kem Weber

... 1925–1940: Design for a New Age. Exhibition catalogue. ... Meikle, Jeffrey L. Twentieth Century Limited: Industrial Design in America, 1925–1939. ... “Merchandising the Modern: Gilbert Rohde at Herman Miller.” Journal of Design ...

Author: Christopher Alan Long

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300206272

Category: Design

Page: 293

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The first major look at the renowned industrial designer and architect, who helped to shape the look of American modernism from the 1920s through the early 1950s For German-born Kem Weber (1889-1963), design was not about finding a new expression; it was about responding to "structural, economic, and social requirements . . . characteristic of our daily routine of living." He sought to ensure that each design he produced--whether a piece of furniture or a building or an interior--was an improvement that responded to modern needs and modern life. Weber was a leading figure of modernism on the West Coast from the 1920s through the early 1950s, and his work greatly influenced the California style of the time. His most iconic designs were his Bentlock line, the Air Line chair, the interiors for the Bixby House, and his tubular-steel furniture for Lloyd. This book, a result of significant new primary research in the Weber family's archives, represents the first major study of the life and career of this important designer. Christopher Long details the full range of Weber's contributions, focusing particularly on the part he played in the advancement of American modernism, and his role in heralding a new way of making and living.
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Herman Miller 1940 Catalog Supplement

With its current price guide, this is an invaluable tool for the researcher, collector, dealer, and museum curator.

Author: Leslie Pina

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 0764307053

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 136

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This exact reprint of the 1940 product catalog and supplement from the Herman Miller Archives is an historic document showing hundreds of Art Deco and other classic modern furniture, all designed by Gilbert Rohde. Featuring innovative and revolutionary modular seating and cabinets and his use of exotic veneers, tubular steel, bent wood, and plastics, this book complements (rather than repeats) the equally important 1939 catalog (also available from Schiffer). With its current price guide, this is an invaluable tool for the researcher, collector, dealer, and museum curator.
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American Book Publishing Record

HERMAN Miller , Inc. 749.213 Herman Miller 1939 catalog : Gilbert Rohde modern design : with value guide / preface by Leslie Pina . Atglen , PA : Schiffer Pub . , c1998 . iv , 94 p . : ill . ; 31 cm . ( A Schiffer design book ) Includes ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015079622612

Category: American literature

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Encyclopedia of Interior Design

Herman Miller had been a pioneer in introducing modern furniture to Americans in the 1930s when it made and marketed the designs of Gilbert Rohde, an industrial designer who had died during World War II, a period when Herman Miller had ...

Author: Joanna Banham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136787584

Category: Architecture

Page: 1600

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First published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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A Modern Consciousness D J De Pree Florence Knoll

Herman Miller , Inc. Gilbert Rohde , the Herman Miller company's first designer , was hired , says D. J. De Pree ... The new furniture designs that resulted from Rohde's thesis proved so popular that in 1939 the Herman Miller company ...

Author: D. J. De Pree

Publisher: Washington, [D.C.] : Published for the National Collection of Fine Arts by the Smithsonian Institution Press

ISBN: UCSD:31822037370855

Category: Furniture

Page: 32

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Warman s Americana Collectibles

... Herman Miller 1939 Catalog , Gilbert Rohde Modern Design , Schiffer Publishing , 1998 ; John Morley , The History of Furniture : Twenty - Five Centuries of Style and Design in the Western Tradition , Bulfinch Press , 1999 ; Milo M.

Author: Ellen T. Schroy

Publisher: Warman's

ISBN: 0873419766

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 400

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Provides descriptions and price listings for such American antiques as pottery, games, comic books, cookie cutters, children's toys, and beer bottles.
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Warman s Antiques and Collectibles Price Guide

Author: Ellen T. Schroy

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ISBN: 087341974X

Category: Antiques

Page: 639

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From native-American artifacts, Depression glass, and toys to lamps and lighting and paper ephemera, this authoritative "bible" is an essential field guide to more than 500 categories of collectibles. The 2001 edition features a new category of American paintings along with special emphasis on English and Continental furniture. 600 photos. (Antiques/Collectibles)
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