Design Meriden articles

Theo van Doesburg’s Space-time construction #3 and Composition XX in the Painting toward architecture exhibitions (1947-52)

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R.J. Preece - 10 Jun 18

Theo van Doesburg’s Space-time construction #3 and Composition XX in the Painting toward architecture exhibitions (1947-52) The influential Space-time... in the original PtA is also a key element in a travelling exhibition focused on architect Harry Seidler. Next scheduled venue: Chicago,...

Historical designers that contributed designs to Meriden area companies (2018)

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ADC staff - 26 Apr 18

Historical designers that contributed designs to Meriden area companies (2018) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. Below is a developing, selected list of historical designers— and inventors— that contributed designs to Meriden area and International Silver companies. For lesser-known...

Oscar Niemeyer / Roberto Burle Marx. Tremaine House & Painting toward architecture (2017)

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R.J. Preece - 27 Dec 17

Oscar Niemeyer / Roberto Burle Marx. Tremaine House & Painting toward architecture (2017) 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 architecture (2017)

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R.J. Preece - 27 Dec 17

Frank Lloyd Wright. Project for Meteor Crater & Painting toward architecture (2017) 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 Lloyd...

Piet Mondrian. Victory boogie woogie & Painting toward architecture (2018)

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R.J. Preece - 27 Dec 17

Piet Mondrian. Victory boogie woogie & Painting toward architecture (2018) Piet Mondrian. Victory Boogie Woogie, (1942-44). Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands. A third work with Miller Company Painting toward architecture-era (c. 1945-55) roots— and featured in the PtA...

Painting toward architecture (1947-52) in 2017: Three works, three histories, three Modern mysteries

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R.J. Preece - 27 Dec 17

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

Silver City Glass Co. designs, design catalogues and historical information (2017)

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ADC staff - 02 Sep 17

Silver City Glass Co. designs, design catalogues and historical information (2017) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "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...

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1950)

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ADC staff - 30 Aug 17

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. <![endif]--> > Click to see International Silver Company design catalogues...

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1951)

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ADC staff - 30 Aug 17

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. <![endif]--> > Click to see International Silver Company design catalogues and...

International Silver Company. Annual report. (1952)

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ADC staff - 30 Aug 17

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. <![endif]--> > Click to see International Silver Company design catalogues...

G. I. Mix & Co. historical information (2017)

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ADC staff - 24 Aug 17

G. I. Mix & Co. historical information (2017) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "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...

Hall, Elton & Co. designs in collections and in expositions — and historical information (2017)

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ADC staff - 03 Aug 17

Hall, Elton & Co. designs in collections and in expositions — and historical information (2017) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "[Formed in 1837], in 1890 the company was purchased by Maltby, Stevens & Curtiss which was in turn purchased by Watrous Mfg. Co."...

Rethinking Painting toward architecture (1947-52) (2017)

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R.J. Preece - 01 Jul 17

Rethinking Painting toward architecture (1947-52) (2017) Painting toward architecture exhibition as installed at the Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (January-February 1950). Courtesy the Karl Kamrath Collection, University of Texas at Austin architectural archives. Emily Hall Tremaine...

C. Rogers & Bros. designs in collections, exhibitions, design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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ADC staff - 22 Apr 17

C. Rogers & Bros. designs in collections, exhibitions, design catalogues and historical information (2016) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "[Established in 1866, C. Rogers & Bros.] were not known as makers of tableware, but devoted most of their...

Rogers & Hamilton designs in collections, at auction, design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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ADC staff - 05 Mar 17

Rogers & Hamilton designs in collections, at auction, design catalogues and historical information (2016) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "[Rogers & Hamilton] was organized in 1886 for the production of knives and spoons... When it became part of...

La Pierre Mfg Co. - designs in museums, at auction, in exhibitions, and historical information (2016)

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ADC staff - 27 Dec 16

La Pierre Mfg Co. - designs in museums, at auction, in exhibitions, and historical information (2016) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. According to Earl Chapin May (1947), La Pierre Mfg. Co. started in 1895. "[In 1929], LaPierre Manufacturing Company, specializing in...

Barbour Silver Company design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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ADC staff - 23 Dec 16

Barbour Silver Company design catalogues and historical information (2016) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. "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....

American Silver Co. / Bristol Brass & Clock Co. / Holmes & Tuttle, Bristol - designs in collections, design catalogues and historical information (2016)

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ADC staff - 23 Dec 16

American Silver Co. / Bristol Brass & Clock Co. / Holmes & Tuttle, Bristol - designs in collections, design catalogues and historical information (2016) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource.

E. G. Webster & Son / E. G. Webster & Bro. / Webster Mfg Co, Brooklyn - designs, exhibitions, catalogues and historical information (2016)

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ADC staff - 23 Dec 16

E. G. Webster & Son / E. G. Webster & Bro. / Webster Mfg Co, Brooklyn - designs, exhibitions, catalogues and historical information (2016) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. According to Earl Chapin May (1947), Webster Mfg. Co. started in 1859 in Brooklyn later...

Napier Company historical information (2016)

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ADC staff - 29 Nov 16

Napier Company historical information (2016) An artdesigncafe / Design Meriden resource. 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...

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