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Drawing, Plan and scheme for office space, June 12, 1953

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates. It is dated June 12, 1953 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is graphite on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

This is one of a group of drawings proposed for acquisition that document work by the Dreyfuss firm during the postwar years, for clients including Royal Typewriter (1944–45), New York Central Railroad (mid-1940s), RCA (1946–55), National Supply Co. (1949–58), and Cities Service (1951–62).
A number of the finished drawings correspond to prototypes or other documentation held in Cooper-Hewitt’s Dreyfuss archives, including those for RCA radio/phonograph and television consoles, and two beautiful drawings for Bell Telephone Laboratories of public phone booths.

It is credited Gift of John Bruce.

Its dimensions are

(irregular): 35.7 x 43 cm (14 1/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: 6-12-53

Cite this object as

Drawing, Plan and scheme for office space, June 12, 1953; Designed by Henry Dreyfuss Associates (United States); USA; graphite on tracing paper; (irregular): 35.7 x 43 cm (14 1/16 x 16 15/16 in.); Gift of John Bruce; 1993-65-60

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