See more objects with the tag bronze, iron, architectural, metalwork, gate.

Object Timeline


  • Work on this object began.


  • We acquired this object.






  • You found it!

Chanin Building Pair Of Gates

This is a Pair of Gates. It was designed by René Paul Chambellan. We acquired it in 1993. Its medium is wrought iron, bronze. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

René Paul Chambellan designed these gates for the entrance to the executive office suite of the Chanin Building in New York. The radiating-ray design, which connects to Futurism and Cubism, is surrounded by decorative machine cogs, bringing industrial motifs into interiors a year after New York’s Machine-Age Exposition of 1927.

This object was donated by Mr. Marcy Chanin.

Our curators have highlighted 4 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibitions The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s and Making Design.

This object may be subject to Copyright or other restrictions.

You are welcome to make fair use of this image under U.S. Copyright law and in compliance with our terms of use. Please note that you are responsible for determining whether your use is fair and for responding to any claims that may arise from your use.

For higher resolution or commercial use contact ArtResource.

If you would like to cite this object in a Wikipedia article please use the following template:

<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Chanin Building Pair Of Gates |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=16 September 2019 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>