Glass Chair at the 1939 New York World’s Fair

Chair; ca. 1948; Attributed to Henry Turchin, design direction by Louis Dierra (American, active c. 1939); Manufactured by the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company, slumped plate glass, metal, woven textile; Museum purchase through gift of George R. Kravis II and from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund; 2013-1-1, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Speakers: Emily Orr, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary American Design, Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and Dr. Steven Zucker, Smarthistory. Created by Steven Zucker and Beth Harris.


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