Design

This section lists newly added articles focused on design— and those in our archive.


Edward Miller & Co. design catalogues and historical information

’MILLER CO., EDWARD This business was started by Horatio N. Howard in 1844. One year later it was sold to Edward Miller. Edward Miller & Co., a corporation was organize in 1866, with a...

Edward Miller & Co. designs in collections, at auction, and in...

A. Edward Miller & Co. designs in collections (by year) Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline 1851- 1865 n. d. -...

Parker guns in collections, at auction, and in expositions

A. Parker gun designs in collections (by year) Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline 1860s c. 1861 - musket Parker Snow...

Bill Brinley miniature circus designs in collections and exhibitions

A. Bill Brinley miniature circus designs in collections Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline 1920s c. 1925-40 -...

William R. Brinley miniature circus designs - historical information

This photo of Bill Brinley, about 19 years old, with his miniature circus seems to have first appeared in his media coverage in 1937, which included features in the Hartford Courant and...

Connecticut Telephone & Electric Co. industrial designs, exhibitions,...

"This fast growing manufacturing concern... is the result of the small start made by E. C. Wilcox in 1893. In 1894, B. L. Lawton entered into partnership with Mr. Wilcox... In 1902 the business...

I. E. Palmer Co. historical information

A. I. E. Palmer Co. in exhibitions 1860s 1865 - American Institute Fair, New York 12 - 19 October 1865. American Institute Fair, New York. > Exhibited by Isaac E. Palmer, Middletown, "for...

Julius Pratt & Company / Pratt, Read & Company design in...

"... Julius Pratt & Company, successor to Howard Pratt & Co., became the leader in the comb industry. To this plant the great elephant tusks, weighing from 60 to 80 pounds apiece, were...

Kelsey Press designs in collections, exhibitions, industrial design...

"[William A. Kelsey] was 21 when he finally made the venture. He called it the "Excelsior"... As time went on foot power presses were added... The business was a success from the start, and the...

Aeolian Company designs in collections, at auction, in exhibitions, design...

A. Aeolian Company designs in collections Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline 1880s c. 1887-1896 - organette Aeolian...

Wilcox & White Co. designs in collections, at auction, in exhibitions...

"The Wilcox & White Organ Company are probably as well known in the musical trade as any concern in their line. The company was organized in 1877, and has a capital of $250,000. The plant,...

Preisner Silver Company designs in collections, at auction, in exhibitions,...

A. Preisner Silver Company designs in collections Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline 1950s 1950 - porringer Preisner...

Ellmore Silver Co. designs in collections, at auction, in exhibitions and...

A. Ellmore Silver Co. designs in collections Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline 1950s c. 1955 - service plate Frank...

Middletown Silver Co. - designs in collections, at auction, in exhibitions,...

Shortly after the Middletown Plate Company was acquired by the International Silver Company in 1899, ISC moved production to their Wilcox Silver Plate Co. factory in nearby Meriden. Apparently,...

Oscar Niemeyer / Roberto Burle Marx. Tremaine House & Painting toward...

Left: Oscar Neimeyer. Beach House for Mr. and Mrs. Burton Tremaine, project, Santa Barbara / (Montecito), California, (1948); Right: Roberto Burle Marx. Design for a garden, (1948). Both in the...

Frank Lloyd Wright. Project for Meteor Crater & Painting toward...

Click below to see a black-and-white reproduction of the color drawing showing FLW’s Meteor Crater design, on view in the 2017 MoMA exhibition. See Arthur Drexler’s 1962 book: The drawings of Frank...

Painting toward architecture (1947-52) in 2017: Three works, three...

From left to right: Design drawing for Meteor Crater, Frank Lloyd Wright (this drawing not in MoMA exhibition); Design for a garden by Roberto Burle Marx, (1948), in DB KunstHalle show in Berlin;...

Silver City Glass Co. designs, exhibitions, design catalogues and...

"Silver City Cut Glass Co. / Silver City Glass Co. Established in 1905 in [a] building on Hicks Street, [Meriden, CT, the company] was later on Colony Street. [The company] produced high grade...

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1950)

This is a pdf reprint of the 1950 International Silver Company annual report held at the Meriden Public Library, CT, reprinted below with permission. > Click to see International Silver...

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1951)

This is a pdf reprint of the 1951 International Silver Company annual report held at the Meriden Public Library, CT, reprinted here with permission. > Click to see International Silver Company...

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1952)

This is a pdf reprint of the 1952 International Silver Company annual report held at the Meriden Public Library, CT, reprinted here with permission. > Click to see International Silver Company...

G. I. Mix & Co. designs in expositions, historical information

"G. I. Mix & Co., at Yalesville [CT, now part of Wallingford], are extensive manufacturers of Britannia goods... There are in all ten buildings, the main factory being 40 by 100 feet and four...

Hall, Elton & Co. designs in collections and in expositions — and...

"[Formed in 1837], in 1890 the company was purchased by Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss which was in turn purchased by Watrous Mfg. Co." [Rainwater et al in 2004 Encyclopedia of American silver...

C. Rogers & Bros. designs in collections, exhibitions, design...

"[Established in 1866, C. Rogers & Bros.] were not known as makers of tableware, but devoted most of their production to small articles, including casket hardware. In the mid 70’s they began...

Rogers & Hamilton designs in collections, at auction, in expositions,...

"[Rogers & Hamilton] was organized in 1886 for the production of knives and spoons... When it became part of the International Silver Co. in 1898, its production was consolidated with that of...

La Pierre Mfg Co. - designs in museums, at auction, in exhibitions, and...

According to Earl Chapin May (1947), La Pierre Mfg. Co. started in 1895. "[In 1929], LaPierre Manufacturing Company, specializing in toiletware, was removed from Newark, New Jersey, to...

Barbour Silver Company design catalogues and historical information

"BARBOUR SILVER CO., Hartford and Meriden, Conn. Organized in 1892 in Hartford, Connecticut... this company itself was the product of a consolidation of I. J. Steane & Co., Barbour Hobson...

American Silver Co. (and predecessor companies) designs in collections and...

"The antecedents of the [American Silver Co.] were the Holmes and Tuttle Manufacturing Company, founded in 1851. They were taken over by the Bristol Brass and Clock Company in 1857, and operated...

E. G. Webster & Son / E. G. Webster & Bro. / Webster Mfg Co,...

According to Earl Chapin May (1947), Webster Mfg. Co. started in 1859 in Brooklyn later became E. G. Webster & Bro. in 1863, and then became E. G. Webster & Son in 1886. The company later...

Meriden Flint Glass Co. designs, exhibitions, design catalogues and...

"[The Meriden Flint Glass Co. produced] glass blowing, clear and opalescent glass objects for decorating and cutting light and heavy. [The company also] made heavy blanks for deep mitre cutting,...

Design Meriden 1(2) (2016)

This issue focuses on Modernism in Meriden. Modernist silver from Meriden-Wallingford: Interview of Jewel Stern (2016) > R.J. Preece interviews Jewel Stern to learn about her research and work...

Jewel Stern interview: Modernist silver from Meriden-Wallingford...

Specialists and enthusiasts of Modernist silver design definitely know her work. Jewel Stern, curator, writer, and collector showed the topic in its fullest form in her book Modernism in American...

Meriden Cutlery Co. designs in collections, at auction, and in...

A. Meriden Cutlery Co. designs in collections (by year) Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline 1850s 1855 - dinner knife...

Forbes Silver Company designs in collections, at auction, and in...

"FORBES SILVER CO., Meriden, Conn. Starting in 1894, the Forbes Silver Company [,a secondary trademark of the Meriden Britannia Company,] produced a variety of small silverplated pieces for use...

Charles Parker Company hardware / vises / presses - design in collections,...

"PARKER, CHARLES CO. (THE) Charles Parker, President; C. E. Parker [1], Vice-President; W. H. Lyon, Secretary. Manufacturers of The Parker Lamps, Chandeliers, Library and Parlor Lamps, Artistic...

Parker Bros. guns - design catalogues and historical information

“PARKER HAMMER AND HAMMERLESS SHOT GUN (THE) At the Annual Tournament of 1889 [1], held at Cannes, France, the grand prize, consisting of 2000 francs and a valuable cup, was won with a Parker...

Miller Company product designs in collections, historical lighting...

"At a board of directors meeting on February 22, 1924, the assets of Edward Miller and Company, ’property, good will and business as a going concern,’ were formally transferred to ’The Miller...

Meriden, CT area maps and illustrations showing historical company...

An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. A. Maps / illustrations of Meriden [1] (1875) - O.H. Bailey & Co. City of Meriden, Conn. 1875: [birds eye view]. Boston. [1 print; lithograph, 55...

Historical Meriden-area design exhibitions & expositions list (1851 -...

An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. This compilation is currently in development. Researchers should note that the listings below have been put together quickly and inclusion in the...

History books on the Meriden area, including information on companies...

An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. (1849) - Perkins, G.W. Historical sketches of Meriden. Franklin E. Hinman: West Meriden. 117 pp. ("on pp. 115-17, "Manufactures in Meriden in 1849" are...

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company designs in collections, at auction, and...

The Holmes & Edwards Silver Company was founded in 1882. The company became part of the International Silver Company in 1898. Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info...

Middletown Plate Company designs in collections, at auction and in...

In 1899, the Middletown Plate Company became part of the International Silver Company. The Middletown Plate Co. trademark was used by International Silver until 1921. Middletown Plate Company’s...

Derby Silver Co. designs in collections, at auction, and in...

The Derby Silver Company began operation in 1873. The company became part of the International Silver Company in 1898. Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no...

Meriden Malleable Iron Co. exhibitions, design catalogues and historical...

"MERIDEN MALLEABLE IRON CO. (THE) Geo. W. Lyon, President; E. I. Merriman, Secretary and Treasurer; C. L. Lyon, Superintendent, Manufacturers of Brass and Iron Kerosene Fixtures, Cabinet...

Meriden Bronze Co. historical information

"MERIDEN BRONZE CO. (THE) President, A. H. Jones; Secretary and Treasurer, W. E. Gard. Manufacturers of Piano, Banquet and Table Lamps, Brass Tables, Cabinets, Music Racks, Easels, etc. Our...

Miller Bros. Cutlery Co. designs in collections, exhibitions, design...

"MILLER BROS. CUTLERY CO. I. C. Lewis, President; W. F. Rockwell, Secretary and Treasurer. Manufacturers of Fine Pocket Cutlery, Ink Erasers and Steel Pens. Factory, Meriden, Conn.; New York...

Holmes & Edwards Silver Company design catalogues and historical...

For the three ads at top, from left to right, see the entries below for Vogue (1 January 1923), Harper’s Bazaar (February 1925), and Vogue (January 1926). "HOLMES & EDWARDS SILVER CO. The...

Meriden Cutlery Company design catalogues and historical documentation

"MERIDEN CUTLERY COMPANY Among the many manufacturers of cutlery in this country the Meriden Cutlery Company ranks with the largest, and from the great variety and superior quality of the goods...

Norwich Cutlery historical information

"NORWICH CUTLERY, Norwich, Conn. This company was organized in the latter part of 1889... The firm made steel knives and blades and their first shipment was made for Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. in...

Middletown Plate Company design catalogues and historical documentation

"MIDDLETOWN PLATE CO., Middletown, Conn. This business was started in 1864 by Edward Payne and Henry Bullard, making Britannia and plated ware under the name of Payne. It was part of the...

Charter Company (Wallingford, CT) designs in collections, at auction, in...

A. Charter Company designs in collections (by year) [1] [2] Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline 1920s 1928 - cocktail...

Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts designs in collections, at auction, in...

"WILCOX & EVERTSEN, New York, Meriden, and Wallingford, Conn. The firm of Wilcox & Evertsen silversmiths in New York were successors to Rowan & Wilcox, who started under that name...

Derby Silver Company design catalogues and historical information

"DERBY SILVER COMPANY, Birmingham (Derby), Conn. Organized in 1873... [Derby Silver Company] was noted for its large line of silverplated toiletware and an economical line of plated hollowware...

Meriden Cut Glass Company designs in collections and exhibitions, design...

The Meriden Cut Glass Company was founded in 1895 as a unit of the Meriden Silver Plate Co., which was later acquired by the International Silver Company and became a company division [in 1898]....

Watrous Manufacturing Company designs, exhibitions, design catalogues and...

"WATROUS MFG. CO, Wallingford, Conn. The business known as the Watrous Mfg. Co. when it was incorporated in 1896 had been started many years before as Maltby, Stevens & Company. The...

Rockwell Silver Company designs, exhibitions, design catalogues and...

The Rockwell Silver Company had its inception in 1907, when it was organized by Lucien Rockwell and E. F. Skinner, who became president... In 1913 the business was reorganized... [w]hile the...

Charles Parker Company bathroom fixtures and accessories - design...

For details about the advertisement to the left, see the entry below for 1 January 1916, Hardware Dealers’ Magazine. "... Parker’s last major hardware and housewares’ product line during the...

Charles Parker Company design catalogues and historical information -...

"MERIDEN CURTAIN FIXTURE CO. (THE) Established 1869. President, Charles Parker; Secretary and Treasurer, Dexter W. Parker; Manufacturers of Shade Cloths, Shade Rollers (Patent Central Bore) and...

C. F. Monroe designs, exhibitions, design catalogues and historical...

"C. F. Monroe, Opal Glass Decorating Works, 49 State Street, Meriden— [...] has attained a prestige and prominence exclusively its own. Mr. Monroe [...] is an artist of exceptional ability. During...

Manhattan Silver Plate Co. designs in collections, exhibitions and...

"MANHATTAN SILVER PLATE CO., Brooklyn and Lyons, NY Organized in Brooklyn, New York in 1872, the business moved to Lyons, New York, in 1889. In 1893, a business owned by A. H. Towar was...

Rogers, Smith & Co. design catalogues and historical information

ROGERS, SMITH & CO., Hartford (1857-62), New Haven (1862-77) and Meriden (1877-1904) ... organized in 1857... their principle business was hollowware, the company also supplied silverplated...

Rogers & Bro. / Rogers & Brother design catalogues and historical...

"In the summer of 1858, [the firm of Rogers & Brother was established]... for many years the plant in Waterbury was considered the most complete silverplating production facility in the...

Manning, Bowman & Co. design catalogues and historical information

"MANNING, BOWMAN & CO., President, E. B. Manning; Secretary and Treasurer, Robert Bowman; Manufacturers of the "Perfection" Granite Iron and Pearl Agate Ware, with Plated and White Metal...

Critical seminar series proposal - Rethinking the landscape: History of art...

Culturally-interested Meriden high school students should be thoroughly informed about the art/design soil beneath their feet, before going off to college. Did you know that several, top-level...

Meriden Britannia Company design catalogues and historical information

"MERIDEN BRITANNIA CO. (THE) In the year 1852 Messrs. I. C. Lewis, L. J. Curtis, W. W. Lyman, H. C. Wilcox and other gentlemen of Meriden, Conn., organized a manufacturing company for the...

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. design catalogues and historical...

"SIMPSON, HALL, MILLER & CO.; Among the firms engaged in the manufacture of fine electro-plated ware that of Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. stands in the front rank. So extensive has their...

Meriden Silver Plate Co. design catalogues and historical information

"MERIDEN SILVER PLATE CO., Meriden, Conn. Organized in 1869, the company was acquired by H. C. Wilcox, President of [Meriden Britannia Co.] in 1870. After International Silver Co. was formed in...

International Silver Company design catalogues and historical...

The International Silver Company centered in Meriden, Conn. was formed in 1898 combining the efforts of several silver companies. To see a list of these companies, along with links to webpages...

R. Wallace & Sons / Wallace Silversmiths design catalogues and...

"WALLACE, R. & SONS MANUFACTURING CO. Silver and Plated Ware, and Fine Cutlery. This business (Solid Silver Plated Ware and Cutlery) was established by R. Wallace in 1835; incorporated 1879....

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. design catalogues and historical information

"WILCOX SILVER PLATE CO., Meriden, Conn. This company was originally organized in 1865 as the Wilcox Britannia Co. and in 1867 changed its name to Wilcox Silver Plate Co. They made silverplated...

Forbes Silver Co. design catalogues and historical documentation...

"FORBES SILVER CO., Meriden, Conn. Starting in 1894, the Forbes Silver Company [,a secondary trademark of the Meriden Britannia Company,] produced a variety of small silverplated pieces for use...

R. Wallace & Sons, etc. designs in collections, at auction, and in...

Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline A. R. Wallace & Sons / Wallace Silversmiths designs in collections - hollowware (by...

International Sterling Craft Associates designs in collections, at auction,...

"In 1952, [the International Silver Company] established a craft shop that became known as International Sterling Craft Associates. [Alphonse] La Paglia, who had been a student of the Danish...

Ashbil Griswold designs in collections, at auction, in exhibitions and...

A. Ashbil Griswold designs in collections (by year) Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline 1800s 1800-50 - shaving box...

J. J. Niland Co. design catalogues and historical information

"J. J. Niland & Co. "The show rooms of J. J. Niland & Co. at the factory on Miller street, contain a line of cut glass seldom equalled for variety, quality and moderate prices... The...

J. D. Bergen Co. designs, exhibitions, design catalogues and historical...

"THE J. D. BERGEN COMPANY— Manufacturers of Popular-Priced Cut Glass. […] has been established here for thirty years and at present gives employment to a force of one hundred and fifty men. They...

Clement Beecher designs in collections and historical information

"[Clement Beecher], Berlin and Cheshire, 1778-1869 In 1801, [he] advertised in [the] Connecticut Courant that he was in the "Gold and silversmithing business: likewise brass founding, in Berlin,...

Manning, Bowman & Co. designs in collections, at auction, and in...

Manning, Bowman, & Co. and Modernism in product design. After two years of documentation recovery concerning Manning, Bowman & Co., still ongoing, the standout of their work seems to be...

The famed Wilcox mansion in Meriden and its demise (2014/16)

Designer Paul Butkus reviews a presentation about the glamorous Meriden mansion that eventually faced the wrecking ball, with parlor room saved, and on view, at the Met in New York. Brian...

Napier Company designs in collections, at auctions, in exhibitions, and...

The Napier Company: "[First,] the E. A. Bliss Company, with Mr. Bliss as its active head, was incorporated on July 17, 1882 in Massachusetts. The company made a varied line of jewelry and...

Wm. Rogers & Son / Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. designs in collections, at...

After 1898, Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co., along with its associated brand Wm. Rogers & Son, became part of the International Silver Company. Info/photo status: = info and photo online =...

Rogers, Smith & Co. silver design in museums, at auction, and in...

Click the following link to see a quick, historical summary of Rogers, Smith & Co. from 1852 to the acquisition by the International Silver Company. (See second paragraph.) Info/photo...

Rogers Bros. Mfg. Co. designs in collections, exhibitions, design...

"[In] 1853 a new company, Rogers Brothers Manufacturing Company, was formed. William [Rogers] was President and both he and [Asa] Rogers, large stockholders. Simeon [Rogers] became a stockholder...

1847 Rogers Bros. designs in collections, at auction, and in...

In November 1862, the 1847 Rogers Bros. brand began at the Meriden Britannia Company. In 1898, the Meriden Britannia Company and 1847 Rogers Bros. became part of the International Silver Company....

1847 Rogers Bros. design catalogues and historical information

"In November of 1862, an agreement was made with Meriden Britannia Company for the three Rogers [Asa, Simeon, and William] to come to Meriden to superintend the manufacturing of their famous...

Wm. Rogers & Son - Wm. Rogers Mfg. Co. - design catalogues and...

For details on four adverts at top, see 1923 & 1924 Ladies’ Home Journal advertisements listings below. "In 1865, William [Rogers]... went to Hartford and formed William Rogers Manufacturing...

Rogers & Bro. / Rogers & Brother designs in collections, at...

Rogers & Brother was established in 1858. The company became part of the International Silver Company in 1898. A. Rogers & Brother designs in collections (by year) Info/photo...

Meriden Silver Plate Co. designs in collections, at auction, and in...

The Meriden Silver Plate Co. became part of the International Silver Company in 1898. A. Meriden Silver Plate Co. (founded 1869) designs in collections - hollowware (by year) Info/photo...

Wilcox Silver Plate Co. designs in collections, at auction, and in...

In either 1960 or 1963, Wlicox Silver Plate Co. merged under the trademark of "Webster-Wilcox". Both years are noted in Edmund P. Hogan’s An American heritage: A book about the International...

Barbour Silver Company designs in collections, at auction, and in...

Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline A. Barbour Silver Company designs in collections (by year) [1] 1870s n. d. - caster...

Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. designs in collections, at auction, and in...

"SIMPSON, HALL, MILLER & CO.; Among the firms engaged in the manufacture of fine electro-plated ware that of Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. stands in the front rank. So extensive has their...

Handel lamps / Handel Company design catalogues & historical...

Handel Company historical information (by year) Above, cropped illustrations of four historical advertisements showing Handel Company lamp designs. Click the illustrations to see the ads. "THE...

Charles Parker Company designs in collections, at auction and in...

Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline A. Charles Parker Company designs in collections (by year) [1] 1820s 1790-1820 -...

Meriden Britannia Company designs in collections, at auction, and in...

Meriden Britannia Company became part of the International Silver Company in 1898. For our extensive listings of Meriden Britannia / 1847 Rogers Bros. flatware with links, please scroll towards...

Handel lamps and other designs in collections, at auction, and in...

"THE HANDEL COMPANY— Manufacturers of Decorative Lighting Fixtures, Table Lamps, and Accessories. This was established in the year of 1885; and incorporated in 1903. P. J. Handel as President and...

Historical Meriden area design (1860-1965)

Do you know the following designs, associated artworks and national radio theater promotion photo shown above? Do you know how they relate to the historical design history of the Meriden area? If...

Bradley & Hubbard designs in collections, at auction, and in...

A. Bradley & Hubbard (active 1854-1940) designs in collections (by year) [1] Info/photo status: = info and photo online = info online, no photo = completely offline...

International Silver Company designs in collections, at auction, and in...

The International Silver Company centered in Meriden, Conn. was formed in 1898 combining the efforts of several silver companies. To see a list of these companies, along with links to webpages...

Bradley & Hubbard design catalogues and historical information

"BRADLEY & HUBBARD MANUFACTURING CO., Meriden, Conn. Gas Fixtures at Manufacturers’ Prices. Oil Fixtures, Extension Chandeliers, Library and Hall Lamps, Table, Banquet and Extension Piano...

Miller Company design catalogues and historical information

"New issue, $800,000, The Miller Company... Dated March 1, 1924, Due March 1, 1934. HISTORY AND BUSINESS: The Miller Company organized under the laws of Connecticut, upon completion of the...

Design Meriden 1(1) (2016)

This special focus of articles explores historical Meriden design and Tremaine art, both of which are featured in national and sometimes international museum collections. Bradley & Hubbard...

The Meriden Flint Glass Company: An Abundance of Glass book review...

The Meriden Flint Glass Company: An Abundance of Glass Diane Tobin Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2012 ISBN: 9781609494926 As an inquisitive four-year-old living on Britannia Street in...

Bradley & Hubbard crisis state: Too much of their design history is...

For 88 years, the Bradley & Hubbard Company manufactured several designs in the small, central Connecticut city of Meriden (1852–1940), with their products distributed across the United States...

Salten Crematorium, Bodø, Norway; design by Lusparken Arkitekter...

A small Norwegian city above the Arctic Circle, coastal Bodø seems a more likely place for migrating moose than innovative architecture. But not if Lusparken Arkitekter has anything to say about...

Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940 at Cincinnati Art Museum (2014)

Cincinnati Silver: 1788-1940 Cincinnati Art Museum 14 June - 7 September 2014 Press release text by Cincinnati Art Museum All that glitters will be silver at the Cincinnati Art Museum this...

Eliel Saarinen tea urn acquired by Dallas Museum of Art (2013)

Eliel Saarinen tea urn acquired by Dallas Museum of Art Press release text by Dallas Museum of Art The Dallas Museum of Art today announced the acquisition of a major work for its acclaimed...

Volker Albus talks design (2012)

Volker Albus talks design New Olds: Design between Tradition and Innovation, which opened at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne, Australia on December 7, is a travelling exhibit, presented by curator...

Radical Design Week Shanghai: Finnish innovation in Shanghai...

Radical Design Week Shanghai Finnish innovation in Shanghai 26 October - 4 November 2012 Press release text by Radical Design Week Shanghai (Shanghai, October 2012) Timeless. Innovative....

McDonald’s, Olympic Park, London 2012

McDonald’s provides sneak preview of world-first sustainable restaurant for London 2012 Games Press release text by McDonald’s UK 25 June 2012 McDonald’s today shared an advanced look at its...

Jasper Morrison curates at Design Museum Danmark (2012)

Jasper Morrison: Danish Design – I like it! Design Museum Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark 8 April - 30 December 2012 Press Release text by Designmuseum Danmark The world-famous designer Jasper...

Finn Juhl at Designmuseum Danmark (2012)

Finn Juhl: Furniture for the Senses Designmuseum Danmark Copenhagen, Denmark Special exhibition: 10 February – 31 December 2012 Press release text by Designmuseum Danmark Designmuseum Danmark...

Billie Ray Martin & Ceven Knowles: Favorite videos from the Opiates’...

We asked singer Billie Ray Martin and Ceven Knowles, who directed five videos for the Opiates release, to select three of their favorite videos from the project. Here’s what they had to say. The...

Dear hospital administrators: Why not try safe enclosure beds with a...

You have a moral duty to inform your patients and their loved ones about enclosure beds when relevant to the patient, if you are not doing this already. In fact, I highly recommend that loved...

The Celebrity Murder Party Crackdown

They’re interested in murdering the idea of celebrity, and to regain the people’s trust in the social creative power of music and art. CMP’s Jeremy (Jez) Biggs talks about the remix—with Kieron B...

Billie Ray Martin interview: The Crackdown (2010)

With the The Crackdown Project, disco diva Billie Ray Martin referred back to two classic songs by Cabaret Voltaire, Crackdown and Just fascination, offering multiple versions and collaborations...

Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen: Inc Bar, Greenwich (2004)

Carved from the first purpose-built music hall in England, the Inc Bar restaurant and cocktail lounge also represents a first for Llewelyn-Bowen & Associates. Making its commercial debut with...

Cabaret Voltaire’s Stephen Mallinder: music + art / design (2010)

In the art world, people either know of them and have immediate respect, or due to a higher education gap, know nothing about them at all. Active from 1973-1994, Cabaret Voltaire began as an...

Designing for Laurie Anderson: Yolanda Cuomo interview (2009)

Yolanda Cuomo is an art director and designer who has collaborated for over 20 twenty years with both visual and performing artists including Richard Avedon, Paul Simon, Twyla Tharp, Gilles...

Mies van der Rohe (2007)

Mies van der Rohe: 1 | References: 2 References: [1] Cammie McAtlee. “Alien #5044325; Mies’s first trip to America.” In Phyllis Lambert (Ed.), Mies in America. (Montréal / New York, CCA and the...

Grand Louvre & I.M. Pei (2007)

Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). A subtle demonstration of the monumental interior’s capacity for...

Grand Louvre & I.M. Pei (2007)

Grand Louvre: 1 | Grand Louvre: 2 The main hall sets the visitor on many possible itineraries in the depths of the Grand Louvre’s interior; it is a hub of movement and activity filled with the...

Mies van der Rohe (2007)

Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). Mies van der Rohe Through a long process that began in 1937 while...

Le Corbusier (2007)

Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). On Le Corbusier [...] To the Modernist architect of the 1920s, and to...

Place Ville Marie, Montréal (2007)

Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). Place Ville Marie, Montréal The Place Ville Marie project was built by...

Rockefeller Center & the 1939 World’s Fair (2007)

Rockefeller Center & the 1939 World’s Fair: 1 | References: 2 References [1] Manfredo Tafuri. Architecture and utopia. (Cambridge MA, MIT Press, 1979), p. 205. [2] Rem Koolhaas. Delirious...

Rockefeller Center & the 1939 World’s Fair (2007)

Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). Tomorrow: Rockefeller Center and the 1939 World’s Fair Through the...

Frank Lloyd Wright & Broadacre City (2007)

Frank Lloyd Wright & Broadacre City: 1 | References: 2 References [1] Vincent Scully. Frank Lloyd Wright. (New York, George Braziller, 1996 / 1960), p. 20. [2] Alison Sky, Michelle Stone....

Frank Lloyd Wright & Broadacre City (2007)

Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). Frank Lloyd Wright & Broadacre City Launched in the midst of New...

George Pullman & Pullman, Chicago, Illinois (2007)

George Pullman & Pullman, Chicago— Footnotes [1] Stanley Buder. Pullman: An experiment in industrial order and community planning. (New York, Oxford University Press, 1967). [2] Buder, ibid....

George Pullman & Pullman, Chicago, Illinois (2007)

Excerpt from Mark Pimlott’s book, Without and within: Essays on territory and the interior (Episode Publishers: Rotterdam). George Pullman & Pullman, Chicago, Illinois A Company Town was...

Puck & Pip: Design by Mark Pimlott (2007)

Interview-feature with the designer of Diederik van Lieshout’s Puck & Pip restaurants in the Hague, the Netherlands. Imagine having the opportunity to design the interior of your favorite...

Rein Triefeldt: Solar vision (2003)

Rein Triefeldt: Solar vision This fall, kinetic sculptor Rein Triefeldt and Hoekstra Solar company (of the Netherlands) formally announced a partnership with the potential to develop a powerful...

ModeMuseum, Antwerp (2003)

Dries van Noten, Ann Demeutemeester, et al., may have turned Antwerp into an international fashion center, but the Belgian city’s fashion museum itself was far from central—located in an...

The new Pinakothek der Moderne opens in Munich (2002)

The new Pinakothek der Moderne opens in Munich Sometimes good things do come to those who wait. Munich’s new Pinakothek der Moderne opened its doors last September, bringing together under one...

Mark Pimlott interview (2002)

Perched on a plaza overlooking the Irish Sea, Mark Pimlott’s La Scala (1999–2003) looks like a minimal stairway to heaven. But what is it—art or design? For the past 14 years, Pimlott has faced this...

Art-Sites France: Contemporary Art and Architecture Handbook (1999) (book...

Art-Sites France Contemporary visual arts travelers face a dilemma every time they travel to a new city: where is all the art, design, and architecture that you’ve seen splashed over the world’s...

Birmingham Mailbox light sculpture: Guinguette (2001)

"When I look at it now, I don’t know what it is," says artist Mark Pimlott of his recently completed installation Guinguette, set beneath a flyover on the edge of Birmingham’s city centre....

art-SITES books by Sidra Stich (2001)

For those who find existing guidebooks a bit useless when it comes to mapping out tours of modern and contemporary art and architecture, a new series from Art-SITES could be a valuable resource....

Mark Pimlott: Crossing the line (2001)

People have accused him of avoiding commitment, but Mark Pimlott can’t imagine confining himself to a readily definable profession. Trained as an architect and artist, the London-based Canadian...

Winston Hotel, Amsterdam (2000)

Report on guest-room/art installations including those by Pepe Smit, Lisa Holden, Gerda Hahn, Jan van der Ploeg, Aldert Mantje and Andre Mesman. Winston Hotel, Amsterdam How many art...

Exposing meaning in fashion through presentation at Brooklyn Anchorage, New...

Review of exhibition including work by Vivienne Westwood, Maison Martin Margiela, Viktor & Rolf, Susan Cianciolo and Hussein Chalayan. Exposing meaning in fashion through presentation at...

Artist furniture at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven (1999)

Review of exhibition including work by Thomas Loeser, Charles Crowley, John Cederquist, Anthony Giachetti, Kristina Madsen, Michael Hurwitz, Silas Kopf and Alphonse Mattia. Artist furniture at...

Club mix at The Drum, Birmingham, UK (1999)

While publicizing an event as a “collaborative head-on ‘clash’ between the contemporary inner-city club scene and the chi chi world of the art gallery” may sound grand, it only begins to describe the...

Amsterdam: Sex, drugs and art hotel (1999)

Winston Hotel, Amsterdam Amidst Amsterdam’s Red Light District, the art-filled Winston Hotel unveiled four new installation-hotel rooms, and three exhibitions on September 22. The...

Maya Lin at American Academy, Rome (1999)

Maya Lin at American Academy, Rome Best known for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial (1981-1982) in Washington D.C., American artist-designer Maya Lin (b. 1959) emerged on the art scene at the age of...

Library design by demand (1999)

Having done research at libraries in three countries, R.J. Preece concludes that some serve their users better than others. Please don’t forget the drop-off bins! In a world of fast food, 24-hour...

Selfridges & Co, The Trafford Centre - Manchester (1999)

Manchester’s new Selfridges department store is housed in a giant, Las-Vegas-like shopping mall. The big issue was taming this over-the-top, post-modern beast. Make no mistake: the Trafford Centre...

Foster & Partners’ Hong Kong airport: Cathedral of flight...

The story behind Hong Kong’s new airport, Chek Lap Kok, is obviously one long string of superlatives. Not all of them are positive, however, and the "eighth wonder of the world" is attracting a...

Charles and Ray Eames at Design Museum, London (1998)

Charles and Ray Eames at Design Museum, London The work of influential Americans Charles and Ray Eames (1907-1978 and 1912-1988 respectively) was featured in an exhibition of over 500 objects....

Benno Premsela Present at Gallery Binnen, Amsterdam (1998)

Benno Premsela Present at Gallery Binnen Timed to coincide with the 1998 Gay Games this exhibition, which featured work by some 40 designers, used the work of Benno Premsela as a point of...

Bangkok Contemporary Architecture: Walking Tour II (1998)

Bangkok Contemporary Architecture: Walking Tour II Blink and it’s still there. Yes, there really is a Greek-style temple stuck on the roof of a skyscraper in central Bangkok. And further along, a...

Bangkok Contemporary Architecture: Walking Tour I: Sculpting the sky...

Bangkok Contemporary Architecture: Walking Tour I This tour, following the route of Bangkok’s long-awaited Skytrain system, will take you through a mind-boggling architectural landscape: three of...

Künstlerheim Luise and Schloss Bröllin (1997)

For art travelers in [the Berlin area], two unusual, low-cost lodging options are available: the Künstlerheim Luise and Schloss Bröllin. Steps away from the former Berlin Wall in Mitte, the...

Tony Fretton (1990)

In his Passagenwerk (Arcade Project), Walter Benjamin speculated on the complex of History and subjugation being ’blasted apart’ by an awakening to the constituents of that History. This would be...

International Silver Company flatware advertisement (1952)

The following advertisement below is from the January 1952 issue of Connecticut Circle magazine. It shows the following flatware patterns sold via the International Silver Company’s various...

Letter: Burton Tremaine to Nelson Rockefeller (re: Philip Johnson), MoMA...

The Miller Company Meriden, Connecticut December 27, 1951 Mr. Nelson A. Rockefeller, President The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd Street New York 19, New York Dear Mr. Rockefeller:...

International Silver Company. Personnel Directory brochure (c....

This is a pdf reprint of an undated International Silver Company brochure held at the Meriden Public Library, CT, reprinted here with permission. > Click to see International Silver Company...

Charles Parker Company. Parker bathroom accessories, cabinets, mirrors...

This is a pdf reprint of an undated Charles Parker Company brochure held at the Meriden Public Library, CT, reprinted here with permission. > Click to see Charles Parker Company trade...

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1949)

This is a pdf reprint of the 1949 International Silver Company annual report held at the Meriden Public Library, CT, reprinted here with permission. > Click to see International Silver Company...

Morris Lapidus / Serge Chermayeff (attributed). Miller Company...

The following is a found advertisement published in Architectural Forum published some time between January and June 1948 (specific date and page at this juncture unknown). The graphic design is...

International Silver Co. - 1847 Rogers Bros. Story of Silverplate booklet...

This is a pdf reprint of the c. 1946 informational booklet held at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh (offline), reprinted here with permission. > Click to see more design catalogues and...

Bradley & Hubbard brochure (bathroom fixtures) (undated)

The following undated, four-page brochure by Bradley & Hubbard focuses on bathroom fixtures. It possibly was issued after the Charles Parker Company acquired B&H, as they already were in...

International Silver Company in Contemporary American Industrial Art at...

Five leading architectural and industrial designers, Donald Deskey, Eliel Saarinen, Paul Lobel, Lurelle Guild and Alfons Bach, selected International Silver Co. to execute in silver their special...

Manning, Bowman & Co. The new art of table-broiling by Manning-Bowman...

This is a pdf reprint of the c. 1930s brochure The new art of table-broiling by Manning-Bowman [with illustrations], by Manning, Bowman & Co. > Click to see more design catalogues and...

Holmes & Edwards / ISC. What to serve and how to serve it; A guide for...

This is a pdf reprint of the 1927 booklet What to serve and how to serve it; A guide for correct table usage [with illustrations showing the following patterns: Century, Jamestown, Newport, and...

1847 Rogers Bros. / International Silver Co. Anniversary pattern brochure...

This is a pdf reprint of the c. 1922 brochure Anniversary pattern, by 1847 Rogers Bros. / International Silver Company / (The Vinton Co., Portland, Oregon) . > Click to see more design...

Bradley & Hubbard install lighting in Waterbury, CT train station...

B. & H. company has large contracts This article was previously published in The Meriden Weekly Republican on 20 May 1909 with the title directly above and no specific journalist indicated....

J. J. Niland & Co. designs 56-inch vase for Tiffany’s, New York...

Handsome vase by Meriden concern This article was previously published in The Meriden Daily Journal on 16 June 1905 with the title directly above and no specific journalist indicated. It is...

Meriden Britannia Co. /ISC - The chafing dish (catalogue no. 59) (c....

This is a pdf reprint of the c. 1900 The chafing dish catalogue no. 59 by Meriden Britannia Company / International Silver Company owned by Design Meriden and later donated to the Winterthur...

Bradley & Hubbard. (1885). Polished brass library and hall lamps design...

This is a pdf reprint of the 1885 design catalogue held at the Meriden Public Library (offline), reprinted here with permission. > Click to see more design catalogues and historical...

Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co. (1873). Illustrated catalogue of...

Below is a pdf reprint of the 1873 design catalogue held at the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA, reprinted here with permission. (Please note that the AAS original is missing pp....

William Rogers Mfg. Co. (c. 1872). Price list of silver plated goods...

This is a pdf reprint of the 1872 design catalogue held at the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA, reprinted here with permission. > Click to see more design catalogues and historical...