Drawing, Design for a Console Table with Electronic Equipment
This is a Drawing. It was from the office of Donald Deskey. We acquired it in 1988. Its medium is graphite, green pencil on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.
Though Deskey’s radio cabinets typically hide household phonographs behind doors, this console table features the radio as decoration. An admirer of Bauhaus metal furniture, Deskey was one of the first Americans to design a line of chromium-plated steel furniture. The tubular steel echoes the radio’s material, creating a seamless chrome design highlighting new technologies.
This object was donated by Donald Deskey.
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Drawing, Design for a Console Table with Electronic Equipment; Office of Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); USA; graphite, green pencil on tracing paper; 1988-101-699
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The World of Radio.