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"Filterjet" Fan
"Filterjet" Fan, Designed 1951
Designed by Peter Schlumbohm, American (born Germany)
Plastic and rubber composite housing, filter paper discs
Diameter: 22 inches (55.9 cm)
Gift of Chemex Corporation, 1983
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Modern Hits Home: Mid-Century American Decorative Arts
December 9, 2000 - October 22, 2001

This selection of mid-twentieth century American decorative arts from the collection, ranging from kitchenwares to lounge chairs, focuses upon Post World War II design innovations. It explores the civilian adaptation of wartime technology and the solutions offered by designers including Charles and Ray Eames and manufacturers such as the Herman Miller Furniture Company and Knoll showing that machines could be instrumental in producing attractive, affordable, utilitarian objects for the home. Highlights include cereal bowls and other containers by Earl Tupper, Eero Saarinan's "Grasshopper" and "Pedestal" chairs, George Nelson and Associates' "Marshmallow" Sofa, and Marcel Breuer's suite of maple plywood furniture for a Bryn Mawr College dormitory.


Donna Corbin • Assistant Curator of European Decorative Arts


North Auditorium Gallery, ground floor

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