Skyscraper Bookcase Desk
Austrian émigré Paul Frankl designed one of the most successful lines of furniture referencing the skyscraper, a uniquely American form of building. His “Skyscraper” line, introduced about 1926, consisted of stacked cubes representing the layered platforms and stepped-back profiles of buildings as seen from the street.
It is credited
Lent by Grand Rapids Art Museum, Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John Halick, 1984.7.2.
Its dimensions are
L x W x D: 219.7 × 163.8 × 85.1 cm (86 1/2 in. × 64 1/2 in. × 33 1/2 in.)
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.