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Herman Miller 1939 Catalog: Gilbert Rohde Modern Design

Herman Miller 1939 Catalog: Gilbert Rohde Modern Design

. Preface by Leslie Piña

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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.

Size: 9″ x 12″ | Original catalog illustrations | Price Guide | 112 pp
ISBN13: 9780764305016 | Binding: hard cover