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ACKNOWLED GMENTS The Editors' thanks are due to the many architects, de igners and manufacrurers whose work is reproduced in this volume: without their valuable co-operation production would be impo sible. Their appreciation is also due to their sp~cial correspondents over eas who seek and obtain material which might otherwise not come to notice, and in this respect they acknowledge particularly the assistance of Mr Stig Bjorkman, of Stockholm; Mr D. W. Buchanan, of Ottawa; Mr Bryan Holme, of New York City; Mr Shinji Koike, of Tokyo; Mr Sten Moller, of Copenhagen; Mrs G. L. de Snellman-Jaderholm, of Helsinki; M. Pierre Vago, of Paris; and Miss Carmen Valdes, of Buenos Aires.




CONTENTS Editors ' Foreword


Raising the Standard of Furniture J. C. Pritchard, Director and Secretary, Furniture Development Council


Flats at Twickenham, Middlesex


House at Beverly Hills, Cal ifornia


House in Johannesburg, Transvaal


A Pretorian Farmhouse


A Studio House in Japan


A New York Apartment


A House on Wheels


A House in Norfolk


Interiors and Furnishing


Wall Treatment




Table and Silverware


Textiles, Carpets and Rugs





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Flower Arrangement




Editors' Foreword

is difficult if not impossible to discuss design for I furnishing without becoming lost in economics, fashion, T

machinery, even politics. It is neither practical nor economical in furniture production, for instance, to design pieces for mechanized manufacture that will not appeal to large numbers of the buying public. In other words, as in most trades today, the designer cannot-other than in exceptional circumstances-design to please himself or a mere handful of clients unless his designs are to be executed by hand in ones and twos to special order at proportionately high cost. Where large quantities are involved, it is therefore necessary to stifle the ever-present temptation to think and talk of craftsmanship in the traditional sense. In the matter of furniture itself and the possibilities of raising standards of design, this problem and its associated one of raising standards of workmanship are discussed by this year's special contributor, J. C. Pritchard, in the introductory article which follows. But mechanized production which demands a succession of pieces exactly alike has not yet conquered every province of domestic design and among the examples of work in which traditional methods of employing skill and craftsmanship still persist, glass is probably the most outstanding. Because the same degree of skill and the same methods and primitive tools as have been used for centuries are still found today, it does not follow that there has been no change in the type and design of the product. In Great Britain there seems, admittedly, to be a reluctance to move on from the stiff formality of traditional shapes in blown and cut crystal, but on the Continent of Europe there is a pronounced awareness of the basic characteristics of glass as a material, a very much freer outlook regarding the ways in which it can be manipulated and a feeling for the extent to which it can be allowed to dictate its own shape. The science of metallurgy has been used to the full in creating apparently miraculous effects of pigment and design within the walls rather than on the surface of glass, and an uninhibited attitude toward the use of new techniques has evoked new and exciting designs exploiting and emphasizing the fluid characteristics of the medium. In the inexpensive range, new techniques in moulded and pressed glass, although too often prone to subside into 6

the bad habit of imitating cut crystal, have made possible new concepts in design, which are capable of endowing this type of ware with an attractive individuality in it own right instead of masquerading as a cheap substitute. In ceramics, too, metallurgy is playing its part in promoting 'happy accidents' in various colourful glazes. The hand of the potter is finding new freedom of expression both in form and decoration and, again, the Scandinavian countries still retain their lead in. this branch of design. Textiles are in a more mechanized class of manufacture but whereas most highly mechanized industries are subject to considerable re-tooling for each change of design, a loom, like a printing machine, commands an infinite variety dependent upon the manner in which it is set up. New techniques in weaving are found in many of the furnishing fabrics produced today and they consist, notably, of accents on texture, of mixing unfamiliar materials such as threads of tinsel and strips of Cellophane with the conventional wools and cottons and the u e of the now accepted but less conventional plastic filament threads and glass yarns. The lethargy which seized the British textile industry after the war has gone far towards disappearing and there is a renaissance of enterprising design in woven and printed fabrics of a quality in keeping with the contemporary spirit of architecture and furnishing generally. Silver and tableware are necessarily less prone to spectacular changes in design, since shapes are too closely related to the functions of the table, but the Danes, as ever, continue to prove that silver for table use, particularly in the design of receptacles, need not suffer functionally for being the better to behold in contemporary surroundings . Indeed, the Danish contribution to the craft of silversmithing is one from which most of the world has much to learn. The concluding section, although a very short one and a new departure for this Yem路 Book, is eminently eligible as one of the most decorative of the decorative artsthat of flower arrangement. In London the Flower Academy which was first held in 1952 and displayed the work of groups of amateur flower 'arrangers' from various parts of England, attracted a large entry of exceptionally high standard, most of it indistinguishable in skill and taste from the quality expected of leading professionals. It has proved the growing interest and ability that exists in this form of decoration and has also demonstrated the value of the several types of flower holder, which, placed in the bottom of the container, not only extend the scope of arrangement but make possible the use of a much wider choice of container shape, since the flowers become selfsupporting and long stems can emerge from shallow dishes at precisely determined angles. These factors should provide manufacturers of ceramic and glass vases with opportunities for fresh experiment in new shapes of container. We consider that the few examples both of flower arrangement and container we have been able to show, not only from the Flower Academy but from professional sources as well, are a worthy conclusion to this annual display of decorative design. THE EDITORS

by J. C . PR I TCHARD Director & Secretary: Furniture Development Council

Raising the standard of Furniture Henri van der Velde, one of the Continental pioneers of 'art nouveau' said: 'In assuring you that we can make our homes the direct reflection of our wishes, our own tastes, if we will but choose, I know the answer you are going to give me is that it is impossible. It is only impossible so long as we go on resigning ourselves to the repression of our own per analities and accept the human environment imposed on us with the same mute submissiveness as dogs do their kennels and horses their stables. And this is simply because of the unreasoning belief that very few people are born with the gift of self-expression-which is not true and could only be true if civilization had deprived us of a capacity even our primeval ancestors possessed.' Van der Velde's statement can stand as an indictment of ourselves today. But how are we to provide the conditions that will give ordinary people that confident ability to choose? And how can the furniture manufacturer get a proper understanding of the various need and wishes of the people who buy his products so that he will have the opportunities to try the innovations that may solve old problems in new and improved ways with a reasonable prospect of success ? If we are rich enough we can choose expensive furniture or have it made for us and if we are dissatisfied we can choo e again. But such opportunities are denied to most of the people. Let us look at the situation today in the light of the conditions that prevailed before the Industrial Revolution when, it is generally agreed, there was such a high level of taste and discrimination in furniture design. It would be true to say that ninety per cent of the population in those days had very little furniture, just the simple necessities made by themselves or by the local carpenter. The only people who bought furniture in our present meaning were an educated, leisured class who had the confidence of a secure social position. That age is agreed to have been a golden age as far as furniture was concerned. The patrons could afford and appreciated good living; they travelled widely and had the leisure for study. Their interest in furniture was not merely a matter of careful choice, for they themselves often took the initiative in design. The designer was often a maker of furniture and, being a craftsman, was aware of the craft tradition and its technical limitations. This tradition was founded on a straightforward but very skilful use of the materials and the tools which he used. Tradition acted 7

Three- and four-bedroom terrace houses, p/armed in the manner of the L ondon mews, at Harlow, Essex. The end houses have built-in garages, while the imermediate houses have their garages grouped at the end of the mews. Architects: F. R . . Yorke and E. Rosenberg, FFRIBA and C. Marda/1, ARIBA

37 and 38 Be/size Park, London, N. W.3. A pair of Victorian houses rebuilt imo fiats. The view shown is of the rear with a studio fiat over the garages. Architect: Frank Scar/ell, F RIBA. Builders: L eslie & Co. Ltd


not as a binding law but a a guide and a scale of reference and did nor hamper enterprise. Since the furniture was usually individually made, but above all becau e the patron could speak in a language that the designer could understand, he was able to have his ideas carried out. This influx of new ideas kept the working designer thinking fre hly about his work, and since the patron, through hi experience and kno\! ledge, knew what he wanted, there was a harmony between maker and user which has largely been lost in the present day. The factors which worked together in the furniture market of that time were an alert and discriminating demand in do e touch with imaginative and competent design, conscious of a living tradition. Furniture was made for known individuals rather than for stock and for the casual purchaser and in this respect the conditions of work in London when Chippendale was working would not have been very unlike tho e of the small group of 'Cabinet Makers' in Denmark today. The e men have an influence on their industry that is quite out of proportion either to their numbers or to the volume of their production, which is only a small part of the Danish furniture industry. But the fact that the e few outstanding men maintain a close contact with their cu tomer, a was done in the eighteenth century, helps to foster a continuing and living tradition and no doubt stimulates throughout the country a a whole an interest in the domestic scene. What then are the differences between the conditions of furniture buying in the eighteenth century and today and how do the e differences affect the way furniture is chosen? We have seen how one hundred and fifty years ago the emphasis was on purpose-made furniture rather than on furniture for stock and resale and the element of trading was therefore small. Today the position is reversed. Furniture is mas produced for an anonymous public and the advantages of large- cale production are obtained by mass distribution through retailers who hold stocks for resale, and the trading element is therefore considerable. Before r8oo Adam Smith pointed out that all goods had two value -'value in u e' and 'value in exchange'~ Applying this argument to the furniture

indu try it is uggested that, as the emphasis changes from use value to exchange value, new elements in the de ign of furniture are introduced. Today the manufacturer designs hi furniture for his new cu tomer the retailer, who e job it i to trade in the furniture he buys from the manufacturer and ell it to the u er. Tho e with experience in marketing con umer good will know that ale are not always achieved by a hundred per cent emphasis on the use to which the goods are to be put. The cocktail cabinet, for example, is a useful piece of furniture in many home but the retailer stocks it and the con umer may buy it for other rea on than the one for which it was manufactured. Goods are ornetime old more readily when the manufacturer spends money on adverti ing on clever window di play and on other special ways of attracting cu tom. There i al o the que tion of finance and in many cases the sale include financial term as well as the goods sold. In order to re-e tablish today the conditions of the eighteenth century a regard our ability 'to make our home the direct reflection of our wi he , our own taste', it is neces ary for the consumer to be as experienced a , for example, a woman buying a new dre s. She can find out by her knowledge of quality and her experience whether the dres look a well on her as it did on the model in the shop and whether it will wear for a rea onable time. Mo t women have had sufficient experience in buying dre e to be quite knowledgeable, and the retailer,

Living-room of the two-bedroom 'People's House' at the Ideal Home Exhibition. Gazelle settee, covered in dark green ribbed fabric, by E. Horace Holme Ltd; Langdale chair (rig/a) by R. . tevens Ltd; low chair (left) by . Hille & Co. Ltd, covered in lime yellow to match the background to the bookcase. Grey tiled fireplace by Bratt Co/bran & Co. Ltd. Standard lamp by Oswald H ollmann. Curtains, check pattern 011 pink ground, by Donald Bros Ltd


if he is to obtain high exchange value for the dresses he sell , must see that they are designed to include high use value as well. These are the conditions we need for furniture. In the eighteenth century these problems were solved for the wealthy few, with such magnificent results, through the close contact between the patron and the maker. Today, the mass of the population, as distinct from the wealthy few, have a far higher standard of living than in the eighteenth century, but it is not high enough for them to gain buying experience. On the whole, they buy once or sometimes twice in a lifetime. Nor have they the advantage of whatever peasant tradition their forefathers may have had before the Industrial Revolution. So, for the time being, most of the buyers of furniture are inexperienced buyer ,

ABOVE: Bedroom for a 13-yearold boy and (right) livingroom, both itz the three-bedroom 'People's House' . In the bedroom, the wall round the windew is white, the other wal/.s pale green. The divan, by Horatio Myer & Co. L td, has a Gayonne fabric bedcover, used also for the chair seat. The curtains are by David Whitehead Ltd. RIGHT: L iving-room with staircase wall covered in Sanderson's grass cloth paper. The furniture comprises a setree in grey ribbed fabric (E. Horace Holme Ltd ), an upholstered chair in red (A. R eason & Son Ltd), a low Windsor chair (Furniture Industries Ltd), and a desk by Geo. M. H ammer & Co. Ltd. Curtains by David Whitehead Ltd

The dining-kitchen in the two-bed1路oom 'People's House'. The table, made by E. Lock Ltd, has a Warerite plastic top with red Stardust design BELOW:

and if they make a mistake they usually cannot afford to buy again. And further, the choice of furniture is limited to standard pieces made for stock so that individual requirements cannot necessarily be satisfied. Meanwhile, the furniture for the wealthy few continues to be made under conditions similar to the eighteenth century, but the quantity of this furniture, which used to be the total production, is now relatively small and is in danger, because of its isolation, of becoming abnormal and cranky when it should be the stimulus for new and good design. What can we do to change this situation? There is no doubt that the furniture industry in Great Britain is becoming increasingly more efficient both in its product and its distribution; modern machine production, with comparatively large runs in the machining of components that can be used in the assembly of different pieces of furniture, has 10

nade for lower cost and higher quality. But most manufacturers still ind it necessary, when selling to their retail customers, to make furniture n the traditional way, with the result that a high proportion of their nergies is spent in making the factorie efficient to meet an existing lemand rather than competing in new ideas for the product itself. nder such conditions how can a manufacturer take the risk of being pioneer on a large scale? The trade must go on offering the furniture hat it has always been able to sell-unless the consumer decides lifferently-and therefore the manufacturer finds it impossible to sell nything else in sufficient quantities to keep down prices. How then can ve make it reasonably probable that a public that can only choose once rui choose wisely? How can we provide the experience of choosing? Let us now urn up and make proposals. We have suggested that as the element of trading value increases there re new influence affecting the design of the product and that the urniture manufacturer is of necessity more interested in designing for us retail customer than for the user of the furniture. There are two ~cts that have to be noted: (r) To provide the user with good value in iurniture retail distribution is as necessary as efficiency in the factory; tnd (2) the elements in design that are affected by trading value can also nclude factors concerned with the use of the furniture. It would seem, therefore, that the more the retailer and his customer tre made aware of those aspects in furniture which are concerned with 1se rather than trading values, the sooner will we re-establi h for the whole population the conditions that in the eighteenth century produced ;uch fine results for the few. Journals and periodicals such as the Decorative Art Year Book play 10 important part by showing how people in different countries and in iifferent walks of life have solved their personal furniture problems. Unfortunately, the circulation of such journals is relatively small and they do not alway get into the hand of those who would benefit most from seeing them. Although Decorative Art Year Book has for fortythree years annually collected together under one cover examples of idvanced and experimental design its influence on the mass of the people of necessity has not been as large as it could have been. In the more leisured life of the past the selection of furniture and the planning of the home was a major activity for those who could afford it. We believe that an interest in the home, on the part of everyone, is a contribution to civilized living, and that a training for young people in homecraft, in the widest sense, is essential. First, the student must be interested in the subject, and this should not present very much difficulty. The student in this case is probably a girl and most girls have a strong natural interest in everything about making a home. An increasing number of young people are spending a large part of their lives in an environment that has been built thoughtfully around their needs. Houses such as those illustrated here are increasingly familiar in our towns (page 8) and many well-planned modern schools have housed these young people during recent years (page 13). If you visit some of these new chools that have been built since the war you will see a great difference and the influence of this environment must have farreaching effects. In the West Riding of Yorkshire a very important scheme has been started in those schools that have homecraft flats. Sets of furniture have been provided and from these sets the students choose and maintain

Two rooms at Charing Cross Underground Station, London, with contemporary furniture (above) and furniture which is populat路 and sold 拢n large qualztities (below), both rooms costing the same amount of money to fumish. The exhibition was sponsored by The Design and Industries Association, and selected by Mrs Phoebe De Syllas


Living-room in the two-bedroom 'People's H ouse' with Gazelle settee (E. H orace Holme Led) cooered in dark green ribbed fabric, and check curtains with red ground by Donald Bros Ltd. Other items are a child's chair (H. & A. G. Alexander & Co. Ltd), Pal Dao cupboard unit (G. W. Ev ans Ltd), Windsor chair (Thomas Glenister Ltd) and table desk with Warerite cop ( . H ille & Co. Ltd)

Bedroom for two girls aged II and 15, in the three-bedroom 'People's H ouse' furnished with oak units by K andya Ltd, a table with folding legs (tmder che window) by Abbott Bros (Sowhall ) Ltd and chairs by Goodear/ B ros Ltd. The bed (ext reme left) has a denim cooer piped in white BELOW:

ABOVE: The twin's nursery in the two-bedroom 'People's H ouse', Ideal H ome Exhibition, in a pink, black and white colour scheme. Cots by Wales Ltd, nursing chair by R. . cevens Ltd; small chairs by Mealing Bros Ltd. Curtains designed by Jacqueline Groag and produced by David Whitehead L td


furniture for a period and then change the sets by choo ing again the next term or school year. For the experience of choice to be as effective as pos ible the tudent should be able to choose from as wide a selection as possible but it i important that they should also have before them the view of the experts, those people who have studied furniture, in order that they may build on the expert's knowledge and experience to create their own individual taste. There are some 350 schools in the country that are equipped with model flats. If the girls and boys, each year, could choose the furniture for their flats from a stock that was always being replenished, it would not be long before the majority of our young married couple would go to their local furniture store with some experience of choosing and would be able to insist on their purchases having high use value in their homes. Dramatic societies could serve a similar purpose; the children choo e the clothes, furniture and pictures for the sets, and the more we leave the choice to them the sooner will they gather experience in choo ing. This historical approach is particularly useful as the passing of time has eliminated the meretricious work that was no doubt produced in the past. The important point is the exercise of choice as a part of training. The manufacturing side of the industry through its annual trade exhibition at Earls Court gives the opportunity of establishing contact between maker and user. This contact will help the manufacturer to have a better understanding of the user's requirements as well a the needs of the retailer. The exhibition also enable the public to see under one roof a very wide selection of different kinds of furniture. Many retailers are already very much alive to the growing importance of use value in furniture and have started training schemes for their sale men in the real requirements of furniture. This will become of increasing importance as students are trained in home craft . The Ideal Home Exhibition held every year shows the public that hou es furnished 路 in contemporary and popular styles can provide different and attractive ways of dealing with specific problems in the home (page 10 and 12).

The Council of Industrial Design is doing valuable work with its short re idential courses for retail salesmen and in organizing exhibitions which are sent all around the country and into schools as well. In March of thi year The Design and Industries Association demonstrated a novel method of helping to interest people in furniture. At the Charing Cro s Underground Station two rooms were furnished-one with contemporary furniture of a kind approved of by the Association and one with furniture that is popular and sells in large quantities (page II). The rooms were identical in size and cost the same amount to furnish. The public was asked to say which it preferred and record its choice by ballot. In this way people are encouraged to become aware of the wide possibilities in furniture design and to think for themselves about them. We cannot yet provide the whole community with the high standard of living that wa the prerogative of the few, which enabled them to have buying experience, but we can find other ways of giving our young people experience in choosing. The Furniture Development Council has just produced four filmstrip primarily for use in homecraft classes in chools which deal with the making of furniture, its appearance and function and how a teen-age girl and two younger boys can replan their room as, with the years, their requirements change. A good beginning has been made, as will be seen from the rooms illustrated here-rooms furnished for a variety of individual needs within a moderate price range (pages 9 and 10). A tradition of design, based on our present conditions and requirement , will arise when enough people think that design matters and are ready to study the subject so that they know how to get what they want. The sooner this is done the sooner will Britain once again lead the world in providing a fine, civilized domestic scene. But this time it will be for all the people, not only for the few.

Barclay Secondary Modem School, tevenage, H ertfordshire. Architects: F. R. . Yorke, E. R osenberg, FFRIBA and C. S. Marda/1, ARIBA

The furniture and decoration of the two-bedroom 'People's House' at the Ideal Home Exhibition was selected and arranged by Mrs Joan Paurick, and of the three-bedroom house by Mrs Phoebe De Syl/as. Both houses were commissioned by the Council of Industrial Design at the request of the Ministry of Housing and Local Govemmelll.

Interior of part of Infams' School at H itchin, designed by the Architects' Departmelll of the Hertfordshire County Council. This school was built ill 1948

Aboyne Lodge Primary chool, St Albans. View showing two classrooms with doors leading directly to outdoor teaching spaces. This school is built in an orchard and was designed by the Architects' Departmelll of the H ertfordshire County Council and built in 1949


Photos below attd right: Cormesy of Architectural Review


The exterior of the block of six flats known as 'Box Corner', Twickenham, Middlesex, is of pleasanr-looking golden brown brick, wirh pauern of projecting red brick, and panels of oiled cedar boarding assuming a narural unevenness of colour. The balconies a! o have cedar balustrades. In general, the paintwork is white with turquoise blue reveal ro the main door architrave. Internally, rhe staircase balustrade between floors is metal painted pale grey wirh polished mahogany capping, and rhe brick wall is golden brown, dark stained header making a formal pattern. The stairs and passage flooring is of blue and pale grey rubber tiles. In each flat the living-room is divided from rhe balcony by a glazed screen (rhe upper part clear, the lower translucent) in painted softwood wirh a shelf unit in polished hardwood. The first floor flat illustrated has contemporary furnishings from Dunns of Bromley. Architects: Eric Lyons FRIBA and G. Paulson Townsend LRIBA ( GB)



Mr and Mrs William Perle berg have a large livingroom, in their Californian home, divided from the dining-area by handwoven reed screens. It is furnished in soft rones of beige and grey with accents of red and brown. The upholstered pieces are in beige plaid with a brown stripe; the dining chair and table in bleached walnut. TOP RIGHT: Bill Perleberg Junior's room with built-in television radio and bookshelves, and striped chintz for the upholstery and draperies. BELOW LEFT: The master bedroom with a raised fireplace of travertine marble and sliding doors below giving a view of the garden. In front of it, a glass-topped table on Lucite ba e. The quilted bedspread is of ro e silk matching the rose carpet, and the sofa is in quilted red and white silk handprinted. BELOW RIGHT : Washba ins, in the dressing-room bathroom fitted to a centre partition, form an island with access from either side. The ceiling ha sun-ray, infra-red and daylight lamps. A further illustration is shown on page 38. House and interiors designed by Paul Laszlo (us A)



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Despite its small floor area of r, 765 square feet, this house for Mr Wooll in Johannesburg has six spacious rooms, achieved by the reduction of passages to the bare minimum. The external walls arc colour-washed light grey, the roofing tiles are maroon with exposed woodwork.oiled and the front door painted red. A pergola in front of the large sliding door to the living-room creates a shady and airy space in summer and allows the penetration of sun in winter. In the living-room (foot of page, right) the clere tory light gives good ventilation and brightens the back of the room. The fireplace is in multi-coloured slate, the ceiling and panelling both here and in the dining area in oiled knotty pine. View of the bar counter dividing living-room and dining area are shown, a vertical sliding shutter on the dining side closing the opening. Cut into the pine panelling in the dining area is a service hatch to the kitchen. Architect: H. W. E. Stauch (SOUTH AFRICA)


South African farmhouse bWlt for his own use by the architect with native labour. Walls port ston~ parr bric:k, wit/:J Mapog paintings on t/:Je oort/:J side. Mooopi.tcb roof wit/:J o" slope, covered with corrugated iron; fibreboard ceilings internally. Stone fireplace oflocal red and blue granite. Bar counter of concrete slab with ceramic tiles divides living- and diningrooms, and bookshelves form a screen to the bedroom beyond. Living-room floor covered with springbok skin mats. Dining-table of teak with matching stools and built-in window seats. In the studio (LEFT CENTRE) the bed-cover is a jackal skin kaross; on the table a Mapog grass mat with bead border; on the floor a Syrian hand-woven mat. Architect: H. W. E. Stauch (souTH AFRICA)



Although this is a new house (and it appears modern enough to Western eyes) it nevertheless follows traditional Japanese principles in domestic architecture; principles which take into account the need for standardized features employed in such a manner as to give variety in unity. It was built for Mr Ryuzaburo Umehara to the designs of Professor !soya Yoshida. The austerity of the interior appointments may amount to starkness in comparison with Western ideas, but the rooms are not bare. The design, as in aU Japanese houses, makes a virtue of economy, giving pleasure in itS quiet refinement, clean lines and absence of furniture as well as in it relation to the garden of which it forms a part. The exterior of the house is painted light yellow; the wooden uprights dark brown with Japanese tiling on the roof, and green rock plate forming the terrace. In the studio (ABOVE) the clay wall is dull red, and there are sliding doors which push back to the right-hand wall. The platform in the alcove (LEFT) is lacquered dark brown with pillars of keyaki and vertical wooden uprights lacquered vermilion.



The large living-room in this City apartment is dominated by the two-piece sofa, r3-ft long, designed especially for television viewing, covered in hand-woven white chenille shot with gold. A black lacquered angle table, low coffee table, and a painting by Hans Moller complete the group. Facing the sofa is the television cabinet, its 24-inch screen concealed by slide-in doors. The bookshelves architecturally connect living-room to dining alcove and are in platinum walnut. The armchair is covered in coral fabric. Living-room walls are grey with a purple section to the left of the couch. In the dining alcove, the grey walls again have a purple ection to the right of rhe buffet and coral coverings to the platinum walnut chairs. The wood sculpture by Milton He bald tands on a black lacquer pedestal flanked by hand-printed curtains on grey and silver ground by Donelda Fazakas. The two small illustrations (RIGHT) show the bleached mahogany chests in the bedroom, the centre drawer section of which is fitted for jewellery and similar items; and a close-up view of the black lacquered table seen in the top illustration with its lamp on a sculptured wood ba e and reed shade designed and made by James L. McCreery. In the master bedroom the bedhead and bedspread are of light blue satin, the former framed in hand-sculptured bleached mahogany, the same wood being used for the side tables and chests. On this floor is a gold-coloured carpet, blue, beige and gold being repeated in the sheer gauze draperies and grass cloth on the walls. Designers and makers: Wor-De-Klee Inc. ( usA)



This trailer was designed as a home for two, with a third bunk when required. Its over-all size was limited by regulations and weight for towing by a 20-h.p. car: the kitchen was placed forward becau e its heavier equipment would make the trailer tail-heavy if placed at the rear. Outside walls painted fiat pale grey, roof silver painted, window frames bright chromium with green and white sunblinds, and red and white curtains. Carpet is pale grey, with yellow, green and white bunk covers over rubber matt:J;esses. Kitchen has white walls and cupboards, grey linoleum, zinc and teak table tops. Light either from the r2-volt car battery or from the butane-gas cylinders used for cooki ng and heating. Architects: Tayler & Green FFRIBA Makers: Bertram Hutchings Caravans Ltd ( GB)



'Viirmland', in the East Anglian city of Norwich, replaces a bomb-destroyed house. Built of rustic Fletton bricks sprayed with Snowcem, it embraces both structurally and in the interior details many Scandinavian features, from the corner fireplace in the living-room to the Swedish rugs and Danish light fittings. The front porch has a glass brick screen, a circular window, and the name of the house in a coloured coat-of-arms plaque. The rear elevation shows another glass brick screen on the first floor, and the sun terraces. Internally, the entrance hall is carpeted in cherry red, the door panel is of acid burnt glass with Swedish handles, and the wallpapers (John Line & Sons Ltd) are blue and white with a star motif. The L-shaped living-dining room has beech parquet flooring with Swedish rugs predominantly blue in colour, the decorations are in grey and geranium red, and the fabrics are blue, white and red. In the kitchen, the cupboards have been recessed over the working surfaces which are faced with Formica: the cabinets have sliding doors of Masonite, white enamel finish. The small illustration shows an Australian walnut cocktail cabinet with built-in Electrolux refrigerator. Designer: Raymond King. Executive architect: Thomas F. Trower FRIBA (GB) 21

Bookcase with sliding glass doors; bureau with mirror fitted to top drawer if desired; and folding table, all in oak. Table available also in walnut. Makers: D. Meredew Ltd ( GB) RIGHT:

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Radiogram and chairs in sapele mahogany, and light oak table on grey steel legs with terra-cotta linoleum top. Chair upholstery of Dunlopillo foam rubber covered in yellow wool and mohair mixture. Designers: J. H. Tabraham (radiogram) and D. S. Vorsrer (chairs and table). Makers: D. S. Vorster &Co (Pty) Ltd (SOUTH AFRICA) ABOVE:

Television - radio - phonograph-record album cabinet, usable as one fitment or as separate units, in cordovan or blonde finish mahogany with perforated colou red masonite sliding doors to television and record cabinets. The drapery is Laverne's Maze, white satin with the design in black. Designer: F. B . Arthur. Makers: F. B. Arthur Modern Interiors ( usA) 22

Chelsfield dining-suite in Pal Dao walnut with elm doors to sideboard and Caton fabric in red or olive-green on chairs. Coffee table available in natural oak, walnut or mahogany. Designer: Ian Audsley MSIA. Makers: G. W. Evan Ltd (GB)

RIGHT: Storage cabinets of Douglas fir plywood. D esigner: Fred Brodie MRA rc. Rushcex and steel-framed chairs designed by Robin Bush and Earle A. Morrison. Makers: Earle A. Morrison Ltd (CANADA). BELOW: Combination sideboard and cocktail cabinet in mahogany, sliding doors of Brazilian rosewood, top of black plastic, inside of swing door white lacquer, mixing surface and back of Cipollino marble, and chromium legs. Designer: Felix Augenfeld ( usA )

Corner of a man's room, the cabinets and matching chair in varnished wild cherrywood. Designer: Jean Royere (FRANCE)


Settee and chairs with loose spring-stuffed eat cushion covered in deep textured fabric. Designer: Howard B. Keith MSIA. Hand-made table in mahogany and birch. De igners: Ronald Harford and Henry Long. Catkin printed linen curtain designed by Rosemary Hall. All exclusive to Heal__& Son Ltd ( GB)

Living-room-bedroom furnished mainly in oak. The dres ing chest has a fitted co metic drawer and a mirror concealed in the lid. The steel-legged settee has blue and beige upholstery over foam rubber. Designer: D. S. Vorsrer. Makers : D. S. Vorster & Co. (Pry) Ltd (SOUTH AFRICA)

Corner of the living-room at Trend House, Thorncrest Village, near Toronto, with cedar tongued and grooved walls and a copper hood fitted to the brick fireplace. Architect: Fred S. Brodie MRAIC. Built-insofadesigned by the architect. Chair on left with foam rubber seat and cushion designed by D. B. Strudley and made by Imperial Furniture Manufacturing Co. Ltd. Walnut cocktail table on mild steel rod legs designed by Morrison-Bush Associates for Earle A. Morrison Ltd ( CANADA)



mer of a living-room with slatted wooden wainscoted wall and upholstered seat in cherryood on black polished legs. Wing arm-chair and Knoll chair covered in ribbed woollen abric. Low table of cherrywood with black Resopal top. Sconce of Murano glass, and standard lamp of brass with shade of perforated tin sprayed white. Designer: Dipl.Ing.Arch. Ernst Hurlirnann (GERMANY). (Courtesy: Die Kunst und das Schone Heim) Sitting-room designed by Sven Engstrom and Gunnar Myrstrand for A B Harry Carlsson. Wall-panelling of acid-stained redwood. Furniture mainly in teak and red beech with cane or rubber-cushioned chair seats. Table made by Horreds Mobelindustri; chairs by Gernla Fabrikers AB. Windsor-type chair and olive-green painted chair (right and left) by AB assjo Stolfabrik. Small teak table in foreground by AB Skaraborgs Mobelindustri (SWEDEN)


Three-in-one table, adjustable to different heights for use as a coffee table, work table, or meals for four, made of sap-streaked walnut with black-tipped cherrywood legs. Designer: Edward Wormley. Makers: Dunbar Furniture Corporation (usA)


Free-form Regency coffee table in yew, with brass ferrules. Designers and makers: Charak Furniture Company (USA)

Mahogany table, natural cellulosed fini h. De igner: Dennis Young, ARCA , MSIA. Makers: Design (London) Educational & lndu trial Ltd ( GB )

Patio with Mesa table, strapped sofa covered in Bark linen, side chair in Strata linen, and curved cocktail couch in linen tweed. Designer: T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Makers: The Widdicomb Furniture Company. Courtesy: The Marble Institute of America ( usA) Mesa table in walnut, Sienna finish. Designer: T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbing . Makers: The Widdicomb Furniture Company ( USA)


Coffee table with 1-inch gla top on a sculptured walnut, oak or mahogany base. Designer: Vladimir Kagan. Makers: Kagan-Drcyfu Inc ( USA )

Cedar and beech coffee table, 4ft long, t ft 6 inches wide and I ft 3 inches high. Designer and maker: Martin Grierson ( G B)

Low table in walnut or birch, 54 inche long, available also with Micarta top in yellow, grey or green, convertible into a bench by the addition of a rHnch rever ible foam rubber pad. Designer: Jens Risom. Makers: Jens Ri om De ign Inc (us A)

Pear-shaped table made of cork veneered to a wood base. Designer: Paul T. Frankl. Makers: John on Furniture Company ( USA )

Plant table in African mahogany (available also in walnut or beech) with plastic plant tray. Top slide over plant tray to make a plain table if required. Designer: T. Gibbs. Makers: Primavera ( GB )

Coffee table, sculptured base of natural walnut and free-shaped Lucite top, the outer edge frosted with an irregular pattern of colour. De igner: Paul Laszlo. Sculpture: F. F. Kern. Makers: Laszlo Inc (usA)

Walnut cocktail table with centre recess for magazines. Designer: T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Makers: The Widdicomb Furniture Co (usA)


Television set in macassar ebony with Sycamore Q front; Esbac chair (LEFT) with moulded plywood seat and back on quarter-inch mild steel frame, foam rubber cushioning; J.C.A. chair (RIGHT BACKGROr and two-seated chair on laminated frames with foam rubber up olstery; magazine rack in mahogany and birch laminations. Design r: Neil Morris (I.C.A. chair in conjunction with Jane Drew and Maxwell Fry, FFRIBA). Makers: Morris of Glasgow (GB)

Walnut chairs covered in black and white calfskin, walnut cocktail table with black Trolonit top, brass-edged, and built-in walnut settee covered in handwoven woollen fabric. Designer: Paul G. R. Baumgarten. Maker: P. Dohler (GERMANY)

Combination chest-bureau in teak, walnut or mahogany on beech base with matching chair. Designer: B0rge Mogensen. Makers: S0borg M0belfabrik (DENMARK) RIGHT:

BELOW : Living-room with walls of Philippine mahogany, cane panelled doors and red tile floor, radiant heated. The long bench under the window has a metal frame and slate top painted chartreuse, the same colour being repeated in the Micarta top of the table. Sofas covered in printed linen, easy chairs in white linen, curtains of printed silk gauze. All upholstered and modern furniture (except the two iron and rush chairs) by William Pahlmann Associates Inc (usA)

Cocktail cabinet of petiribi fronted with walnut, the serving shelf faced with Formica. The inner shelves have handles at both ends and can be used as trays. Makers: A.I.M. (ARGENTINA)


Mahogany iirment compnsmg hookshelve , cocktail bar and cupboards, the centre section concealing a radiator. Designer: Jean Royere ( FRANCE) LEFT:

Magazine table with ends of English oak and centre racks of Australian walnut. Plate glass top with slot for books. Designer and maker: A. J. Eves, BA ( G B)

Magazine rrough of natural Honduras mahogany and black hide. Designers: Neville Ward, B.Arc h. FSIA and Frank Austin, FSJA. Makers: Primavera ( GB )

Interior of a student's room furnished in waxed oak. Designer: Rene Jean Caillette. Fabrics by Fran<;ois Brunet Lecomte ( FRANCE)


Magazine rack of black wrought iron in the shape of two equilateral triangles. Designer: Seymour Robins. Makers: Sondra Kay Inc. ( USA )

Bookcase fitmenr, and ladder chair in walnut covered in yellow and brown striped fabric. Designer and maker: Knud Juui-Han en (DENMARK)

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' J ig-saw tables, u able singly or stacked, made of zebrana, Indian laurel, sycamore, oak or mahogany with metal 'knitting-needle' leg . Designer: A. M. Lewis, MSIA. Makers: Liberty & Co. Ltd ( GB )

Bookca e compo ed of tandard oak unit and perforated lacquered metal. Table top of clear afety glas on waxed oak ba e. Oak chair with green and ivory nylon seats and backs. Designer: Paul Beucher ( FRANCE) ABOVE: Wall-hung bookca e , desk and chair in oak, pickled white finish, the de k light upplied by a fluorescent trip in talled under the bookca e. De k top of chartreu e leather; built-in typewriter contained in econd drawer. Rubher foam seat and ba k to chai r, covering of rougl:textured chartreuse fabric. De ignerexecutant: Han . Wormann ( USA)

Unit of Pal Dao walnut comprising wall helve , three-drawer chest, coffee table cupboard with two sliding tray , and cupboard che t. Designer: R. Heritage, MSJA. Makers: G . W. Evan Ltd Bookca e- torage fitment, steel standard , plywood helves and cases light grey, with doors painted black and white. De igner: ] . Penraat. Maker : 'D e Vier' ( HOLLAND)



Settee in cherry red Bedford Cord with Latex foam cushions (Designer: Howard B. Keith, MSIA); easy chairs (Designer: Ernest Race, FSIA); triangular coffee tables in beech (Designer: E. L. Clinch, MSIA); and walnut 2-door cabinet fitted with plastic tops edged with aluminium. The reading lamps are on bases of gilt and glass and are exclusive to Harrods, as is the cabinet. The burr ash circular coffee table is of Danish origin. Courtesy: Harrods Ltd (GB)

Cabinet in varnished elm and red lacquered metal, matching the metal-framed chairs which have cane seats. Armchair covered in green velvet. Designer: Albert Guenot. Makers: Pomone, Atelier d'Art du Bon Marche (FRANCE) Living-room in Mr Robert Haines' flat in Brisbane, designed by the owner. Cabinet of New Guinea walnut, chair and table of Queensland black bean, and a Persian rug on the jarran floor. Furniture designer and maker: S. Krirnper (AUSTRALIA)

BELow: A French living-room with a grill of black iron linked by copper balls. Chair and settee covered in silver grey velour, and a mirror top to the gilded metal base of the coffee table. Tiled fireplace with mahogany shelf and pillars. Designer: Jean Royere (FRANCE)

An apartment in Strasbourg furnished in waxed oak with orange walls, black floor and yellow chair fabrics. Interior designer: Marcel Gascoin. Furniture makers: Amenagement Rationnel de !'Habitation et des Collectivites. Architect: E. Beaudouin (FRANCE)


Mahogany-framed bedsteads with cane panel held apart from the framing by small brass couplers, and a mahogany night table, all fitted with black leather-tipped feet. Matching lamp with cane base and shade. De igner : Edward Wormley. Makers: Dunbar Furniture Corporation (U SA)

Maidenhair Fern curtain in green and white, Bergamo bedspread in Kelly green and black, and a Seamloc carpet in Kelly green and chartreuse a sociated with dark-toned bedroom furniture. Textile designer: Dorothy Liebes. Makers: Goodall Fabrics Inc (usA)


Attic bedroom with contemporary furniture in walnut walls and ceiling pale grey with white spot motif, carpet deep cherry red with a grey rug. Bedcover and matching curtains mainly blue; cushion blue and white, and red and white stripe. Vantona Textiles Ltd (GB)

Mahogany bed tead with cane head and foot, and quilted linen print bedspread, Vegetable Tree design. The mahogany bed table has a hinged flap and a brass lamp with a white pure silk shade. A brown and white checked linen is used on the mahogany chair. Designer : Jo ef Frank. Maker : Svensk Tenn (SWEDEN)


First Edition day bed with combed grain oak veneered tops and ends and solid oak fronts and exposed ends. De igner : Raymond Loewy Associates. Makers : The Mengel Furniture Company. Pillow covers and blackand-white cotton bedspread by Harry A. Saltzman Co. Bolsters in lime mu lin by The Rubenstein Co. (US A)


ursery scheme with marching Kindergarten bedcover and curtain , available in pink, blue and lemon, with the design in white. Makers: Vantona Textile Ltd ( GB)


Corner of a French bedroom. Yellow brick fireplace with travertine surround and creen of iron and copper. Ore ing-table and lamp standard bound with plit black straw. Poutre in orange fabric. De igner: Jean Royere ( FRANCE) RIGHT : Red cedar wall panelling, Narvik bed and night tables, cockholm vanity table and bench in yellow birch by Jan Kuypers. Architect: Fred Brodie MRAIC. Furniture maker : Imperial Furniture Manufacruring o. Ltd ( CANADA) BELow: Uphol tered bedhead and cover in a cheme mainly ro e pink, same material for tool and dre singtable flounce. De igner: jean Royere FRANCE)

CENTRE: Natural mahogany dressing-table che r with folding mirror, a companion piece ro the bed firment shown on page 37路 De igners and maker : Kim Hoffmann & Stephen Heidrich ( USA)

Nine-drawer combination chest and dre ingtable, combed-grain oak veneered top and ends with olid oak fronts. Designers: Raymond Loewy Associares. Maker : The Mengel Furniture Company ( USA)



Bedroom for Mr and Mrs W. H. Northam at Gordon, Sydney, N.S.W. Wallpaper pale blue with white and beige design of Chateaux de Loire by Suzanne Fontan (Editeur: Nobilis). Bedcover tangerine moire with white bobble fringe, and curtains of ivory satin. Dressing-table flounce of light coral and ivory striped satin, and cushions on window seat in all the different colours and fabrics used in the room. Figure in niche on a Chinese red base, 'Le Jardinier' by Odette Lepeltier. Designer: Marion Best. Executed by Marion Best Pry Ltd (AUSTRALIA)

Varnish~d sycamore bedroom furniture with rose-pink mattress, pillows, and panels in head and foot ends of bedstead. Light fittings of gilded metal. Designer: Jean Royere (FRANCE)

Bedroom designed by Joseph B. Platt. Bedspread of soft black wool crossed with beige wool and cinnamon brown raw silk shot with copper and gold Lurex threads. Chairs and ottoman in cocoa brown and beige wool overall design shot with copper Lurex thread. All fabrics hand-woven by Dorothy Liebes (US A)

Bed fitment of natural mahogany, with reading lights diffused by frosted glass and night tables fitted with radio and telephone. Bedspread of aqua silk, broadloom carpet silver grey, and aqua walls. (See also page 35.) Designers and makers: Kim Hoffmann & Stephen Heidrich (usA)

Boy's room with orange-lacquered metal furniture and fabric patterned in multi-coloured dots on a pale yellow ground. The table top is of light waxed oak. Designer: Jean Royere (FRANCE )

RIGHT: Bedbead fitted with moulded plywood swing-out bed trays, 18 inches diameter, on satin-chrome hinge with off-centre pivot attachment enabling trays to be moved to any angle. De igner: George Nelson. Makers: Herman Miller Furniture Company (u sA )

Wooden platforms and bedheads with matching night tables, white paint sprayed, and foam rubber mattresses. Designer: J. Penraat. Makers: 'De Vier' ( HOLLAND)

Oak bedstead with upholstered headboard and hinged night tables, fitted with tambour fronts and pull-out trays. Designer: Harold M. Schwartz. Makers: Romweber Industries Inc ( USA)


Close-up of the built-in dressing table and handwoven draperies in the dressing-room shown on page 15 (bottom right). The swivel dressing chair and easy chair are in Lucite with handwoven coverings. House and interior designer: Paul Laszlo (USA)

A Japanese room with the walls covered in light brown hand-made paper; curtains of golden brown and light yellow lace; and bedcovers of orange silk with a white medallion. The furniture is of cherrywood lacquered dark brown. Designers and makers: K.K. Takenaka Komuten (JAPAN)

ABOVE: An American bedroom in which the most has been made of limited floor area by a minimum of free-standing furniture and absence of unnecessary detail. An unusual but sensible feature is the candlewick covering of the bedheads matching the bedcover fabric. The clean structural lines of the room are emphasized by the full-length built-in fitment, which, in addition to cupboard and drawer storage, provides further accommodation behind each bedhead, accessible through hinged sections of the top shelf. Reproduced by courtesy of the United States Gypsum Company (USA) with whose Sheetrock the walls have been faced

Bleached oak corner fitment comprising dressing-table with a lighting strip sunk into the mirrored top, three circular drawers and night table adjoining a bedhead upholstered in antiqued turquoise leather. Bedspread and bolster in turquoise quilted silk. Stool and chair covered in cerise handwoven fabric. Curtains of plain silk and taffeta, both in turquoise. Designer and maker: Hans N. Wormann (USA)


LEFT: Cocktail cabinet in guatambu with black plastic covered doors. Designer: Jacobo Glenzer. Makers: Jacobo Glenzer and Isidore Kurchan (ARGENTINA)

BELOW: Waxed oak chest with polished brass handles. Designer: Rene Jean Caillette (FRANCE)

Walnut cabinet faced with a paper map of London. Designer: Josef Frank. Makers: Svenskt Tenn (swEDEN)

C:lbinet in walnut and birch with sliding glass doors. Designer: T. H. RobsjohnGibbings. Makers: The Widdicomb Furniture Company (usA)

Beech sideboard with routed decoration on the Indian laurel door panels. Designer: Kelvin McAvoy, exclusively for Liberty & Co. Ltd (GB)

Cabinet in Honduras mahogany and English beech, finished in the natural colours of the woods. Designer and maker: Arthur Edwards of the High Wycombe College of Further Education ( G B ) LEFT :

French walnut cabinet with burr maple drawer fronts, natural colour with satin lacquer finish. Designer: T. R. L. Robertson DA. Makers: A. H. Mcintosh & Co. Ltd ( GB )


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LEFT: Cabinet in smoked oak, mahogany and beech, or teak and beech, oil-finished. Designer: Poul M. Volther. Makers: Frelle foreningen for Danmarks Brugsforeninger M0bler ( DENMARK)

Multi-purpose units in natural oak-television et, record cabinet, linen storage chest and cocktail bar with built-in lighting. Designer and makers: Kim Hoffmann & Stephen Heidrich (us A)


Radiogram in wenge, coffee brown with thin light brown stripes, and a glass top fitted into a copper frame. Tambour front to lower cupboard. Designer: Dirk van Sliedregt. Makers: H. H. de Klerk & Zoon (HOLLAND ) CENTRE:

Combination bar-television cabinet in walnut with pull-out bar unit behind the tambour fronts. Black Formica base to bar section, and marble inlay on top left-hand for additional mixing space. Designer: Vladimir Kagan. Makers: Kagan-Dreyfuss Inc ( USA) BOTTOM:

Dinette table with matching chairs in blonde mahogany or platinum walnut, plastic-proofed finish, available on blonde or black bases. Designer: E . J. Bru sel. Maker : Advance Design Inc (USA) RIGHT: Birch dining- et, chair backs and seats in per immon fabric. De igner: Edmond Spence. Made in Sweden and shown at Modernage Furniture Corporation (USA) BELOW: Angular bar, topped with Formica on a base of white striated Weldtex. Bar stools covered in black and white unborn calfskin over foam rubber. Designer: F. B. Arthur. Maker : F. B. Arthur Modern Interiors (usA)

Extending dining-table and chair in teak on beech frames. Designer: Berge Mogensen. Makers: eborg Mebelfabrik ( DE MARK) LEFT: Dining-room furniture in light birch. Designer: C. Braakman Jr. Makers: . V. Utrechtsche Machinale Stoel- en Meubelfabriek (HOLLAND)


Chair of petribi, vivar6 or guatambu, with coloured tringing, and dining table in vivar6 or guatambu. De igners and makers: A.I.M. (ARGENTINA) RIGHT:

Dining table and cabinet in teak and beech, mahogany and beech or smoked oak, and chairs in beech with mahogany seat or in other woods to pair with table. Designer: Poul M. Volther. Maker : Frellesforeningen for Danmarks Brugsforeninger Mebler ( DENMARK)

LEFT: Dining-room cupboard of plywood on black metal leg , and black-painted wood chairs with ru h seats. De igner: J. Penraat (HOLLAND)

BELOW: African walnut and figured pine furniture. ideboard contain cocktail cabinet and lined cutlery drawers. Table made of two tripods (usable singly as side table ) and two leaves, its length variable from 4 ft to 7 ft 4 in. hairs covered in tape try. De igner: Christopher HeaL Makers: Heal & Son Ltd (GB)

Stacking table, beech frame, top veneered in cherry. Chairs of laminated beech, haped backs and eat â&#x20AC;˘eneered in cherry, and beech legs. De igner: Robin Day ARCA. Makers: S. Hille & Co. Ltd (GB)


Oak-topped table on base of perforated sheet iron lacquered white, and ironframe chair with green cushions. Uphol tered settee and chair covered in yellow fabric. Sideboard of oak with gilded ornament. Designer and maker: Roger Berthier (FRANCE) The dining end of the apartment in Strasbourg shown on page 33 (bottom right) with waxed oak furniture de igned by Marcel Gascoin and made by Amenagement Rationnel de !'Habitation et de Collectivites. Architect: E. Beaudo4in (FRANCE)


Dining table Jade of one-inch translucent rough construction glass et into an oak frame, and lemon-yellow leather-covered chair . Scenic wallpapers (see left wall) help t wards an illusion of space in a long narrow room. Designers and makers : Kim Hoffmann & Stephen H eidrich (usA)


Dining alcove, curtained for privacy yet still admitting light and air, designed for Mr Peter Playfair at Elizabeth Bay, Sydney, N.S.W. Chairs of black wrought iron and white sash cord designed by Clem Meadmore. Table top of terra-cotta tiles decorated with white slip made by Frau Baudisch. Painted canopy intended to create a cafe impression. Interior designer: Marion Best. Executed by Marion Best Pty Ltd (AUSTRALIA)

Dining-set in a combination of walnut and birch, Sienna finish, with linen tweed fabric on the chair seats and backs. Designer: T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Makers: The Widdicomb Furniture Company (usA)

Walnut-topped mahogany table, 6o-inch diameter ,opening to take a zo-inch extension leaf. Matching chairs in walnut with woven cane seats and backs. Designer: Edward Wormley. Makers: Dunbar Furniture Corporation (usA)



Wall rable with free-form clear Lucite top on base of sculptured walnut, natural finish. Designer : Paul Laszlo. Sculpture: F. F. Kern. Maker : La zlo Inc ( usA )

Drop-leaf table, elm or mahogany top on birch underframe. Designers: AB Nordi.ska Kompaniet Design Studios. Makers: AB Nordiska Kompaniet (SWEDEN)

Glass-topped table, 36 inches diameter, of I -inch thick polished plate-glass supported on Armow路plme fins bedded into a hardwood base. Designer: Sven Sternfeldt, LRI BA. Makers: Pilkington Bros Ltd ( GB )

Stacking tables, beech frames with plywood tops surfaced in plastic of different colours, or in various wood veneers. Designer: Robin Day, ARCA. Makers: S. Hille & Co . Ltd ( GB )

Occasional table in oak, mahogany or straightgrained walnut with moulded plywood top. Designer: Ewart Myer. Makers : Horatio Myer & Co. Ltd ( GB)

Waxed Japanese oak table with glass top on tri-foil column fitted into an oak plinth. Designer and maker: H. W. Grieve (usA)

Natural waxed-finished oak tray table with cork top edged walnut. Designer: Peter Brunn, MSIA. Makers: Peter Brunn Workshops (GB)

Children's work table with a shelf for satchels, etc. The working surfaces are topped with Formica in the Linette range of colours. Designer: Pierre Leconte ( FRANCE) LEFT: Warerite surface incorporating a photographic design veneered on to a laminated wood base, finished with black Warerite edgeveneer, polished mahogany frame and brass ferrules. Designer: Richard Levin, MSIA. Makers: F. W. Clifford Ltd ( GB )


Living-room in a colour scheme of yellow, emerald green and various greys with furniture in mahogany and beech. Bookcase-ca binet designed by Olof Ottelin; chairs and collapsible plastic-topped table by Stig Sallama; dining table by M. T. Nordman; bedcover and cushions by Joy Silander-Lindfors. Makers: O/ Y Stockmann A B (FINLAND)

Girl's room in which the whole decorative scheme has been experimentally based on the design of the furniture and fittings. Rattan provides the sole motif and has been employed not only for the furniture but also for the mirror frame and wall brackets. Designer: Jean Royi:re (FRANCE)

Living-room with the sofa in rust-coloured tweed, a mahogany desk and beige caned Oak standard lamp chair. with raffia shade. Walls, built-in bookcases (concealing a television set) painted pale cafe au lait colour. Silk gauze curtains patterned with Piranesi prints. Painting by Trew Hocker. Designers: Kim Hoffmann & Stephen Heidrich (USA)

Settees in Royal Danish beech, finished in mahogany, walnut or natural colour, 4ft long, upholstered in velvet. Designer: Ole Wanscher. Makers: France & Daverkosen (DENMARK)

Clear waxed oak writing table with inlaid plastic top, and matching chair with green and ivory nylon seat and back. Designer: Paul Beucher (FRANCE)

Formica-topped walnut desk (available also with wooden top), 50 inches long by 24 inche wide. Designer: Vladimir Kagan. Makers: Kagan-Dreyfu s Inc (usA)

Formica-faced desk with storage cupboard, the sliding doors of which have a painted decoration to suit the room scheme. Designer: E. J. Brussel. Makers : Advance Design Inc (USA)


Mahogany and sycamore writing-desk with brass black and white painted handles and black 'shoes'. Matching chair upholstered in red Tiber fabric. Makers: Scottish Furniture Manufacturers Ltd (GB)

LEFT: Beech wall cabinet and beech chair with eat of pine. Designer : Poul M . Volther. Makers : Frellesforeningen for Danmarks Brugsforeninger M0bler (DENMARK)

Curved mahogany desk, in cordovan or blonde finish, with separate pedestal and desk urface. Brass drawer pulls. Designer : F. B. Arthur. Makers : F. B. Arthur Modern Interiors (us A)


Settee and arm-chair in Royal Danish beech, finished in mahogany, walnut or natural colour, the settee covered in gold-coloured woollen fabric and the chair in similar striped material. Designers: Peter Hvidt and 0. M0lgard-Nielsen. Makers: France & Daverkosen ( DENMARK)


Demountable chair, floor lamp with twoway adjustable light, and low table with two a ymmetric helves. De igner: Rene ] ean Caillette (FRA CE)

Cali-quilc ofa sleeper con tructed of fabric, foam rubber and felt quilted together to four-inch thickness for seating or leeping, convertible into double bed by lowering the back which has an additional leg for stability. Cocktail and step-table of Sahara mahogany. Sofa makers: Caliquilt. From Modernage Furniture Corporation (USA)

Day-bed on walnut base covered in natural jute and linen fabric. Coffee table of walnut in et with white Micarta. Steel chair with natural saddle leather scat. Deigner: Allan Gould. Makers: Allan Gould De ign Inc (u sA)


Chair in a combination of cherrywood â&#x20AC;˘nd elm. Designer: David W. Pye. Maker: R. LenthaU (GB)

Folding laminated blonde birch plywood chair on 3-in tubular reel legs painted black and fined with grey rubber feet. De igner: Ru sel ~ right. Makers: hwayder. From Modernage Furniture Corporation (us A) BELOW:

ABOVE: Woman' desk incorporating a desk lamp, and matching chair in natural oak and cane. Designer: Jean Royere (FRANCE)

RJGHT: Larrunated beech stacking chair on steel plastic-covered leg fitted with rubber toes. Designer: Arne Jacobsen. Makers : Fritz Hansens Eftfl (DENMARK)

LEFT: Armchair with frame and arm-pad of a h, formed plywood seat and back ceUulo cd celadon green. Designer: J. A. William , while a student at the Royal College of Art ( G B )

Natural cane-backed chair with fixed padded sear, in birch stained blonde, black, cordovan or mahogany. Designer: E. J. Brus el. Makers : Advance Design Inc (USA) BELOw:

Lounge chair in natural red oak and black lacquer, supplied with seat and back insets of cane, natural oak wythe, or in muslin for covering with fabric. Designer: Edward D . Stone. Maker :Fulbright Indu trie (US A)

Oak frame with cane seat and back. Designer: Marcel Gascoin. Maker : Amenagement Ratione! de !'Habitation et des CoUectivircs (FRANCE)


Compass chair (name derived from inverted V-shape of legs) made of moulded plywood, the foam rubber seat locking firmly into the leg frame. De igner: Allan Gould. Makers: Allan Gould Designs Inc ( USA )

BELow: Reclining chair in natural ash. Designer: Dipl-lng Arch SchneiderEsleben. Makers: Gebruder Thonet A.G. ( GERMANY)

Wire shell on black metal legs, fitted with removable two-piece or single cushion in leather or fabric. Designer: Charles Eames. Makers: Herman Miller Furniture Company ( USA)

RIGHT: Natural cherrywood frame with yellow and black striped woollen covering made by 'De Ploeg'. Designer: Th. Ruth. Makers: Wagemans & Van Tuinen N.V. (HOLLAND)

LEFT: Oak frame, 36-inch high back, seat covered in brown, white and beige handwoven fabric. Available also in walnut and mahogany. Chair de igner: Vladimir Kagan. Fabric designer: Hugo Dreyfuss. Makers: Kagan-Dreyfuss Inc ( usA )

BELOW : W'oodpecker chair with vertical coil springs to seat and foam rubber 'swell' to back, on legs of polished beech. Designer: Ernest Race FSIA. Makers: Ernest Race Ltd ( GB)

Knock-down chair in birch with No-sag springs in seat and back. Covering of machine-woven fabric with piped edges and buttoned back. Designers: Nordiska Kompaniet Design Studios. Makers: A.B. Nordiska Kompaniet (SWEDEN) RIGHT: Dining chair on oak, walnut or mahogany legs with hair, spring and foam rubber cu hioning and covering of brown, white and beige hand-woven fabric. Chair designer: Vladimir Kagan. Fabric designer: Hugo Dreyfuss. Makers: Kagan-Dreyfuss Inc (USA)


Occasional chair in natural cherrywood, hand prung with hair stuffing, covered in nigger brown wool tape try checked in red and white. Designer and maker: F. W. Boyd of High Wycombe College of Further Education ( G B )

Large, low armless chair, show-wood frame of walnut or birch, with foam rubber seat and back. Designer: jcn Ri om. Makers: Jens Ri om Design Inc (US A)

Birch frame, Sienna finish, foam rubber upholstered seat and loose back cushion. Designer: T. H. Rob johnGibbings. Makers: The Widdicomb Furniture ompany (USA)

Chair in English oak with foam rubber uphol tery covered in a striped and floral printed duck. De igner: P . Yab ley MSIA. Maker: P. Yabsley with the assistance of D. We11stead (GB)

how-wood frame of agba, natural cellulo ed fini h, uphol tered in green and red lined fabric over Latex foam cushioning. Designer and maker: Dennis Young ARCA MSIA for The British Rubber Development Board (GB)

Upholstered chair with arm-rip of teak, covered in beige fabric with a green cushion. Designer: Hans J. Wegner. Maker: A. P. Stolen (DENMARK)

Chair constructed of a series of'S' bends of formed plywood riveted to make a curved back. Legs of stove-enamelled aluminium. Seat and cushion of foam rubber. Designer: Ernest Race FSIA. Makers: Ernest Race Ltd (GB)

Birch frame, Sienna finish, with blue Strata linen covering over foam rubber. Designer: T. H. RobsjohnGibbings. Makers: The Widdicomb Furniture Company ( USA)

Esprit chair, beech frame in natural, walnut or mahogany finishes, outside back and platform covered in similar fabric to front but in reverse colours. Tension-sprung back and seat with 'high crown' rubber foam seat cushion. Designer: Howard B. Keith MSIA. Makers : H. K. Furniture Ltd (GB)

Wing chair, welded steel rod frame, legs of turned beech, seat with vertical coil springing and back stuffed with rubberized hair. Designer : Ernest Race FSIA. Makers: Ernest Race Ltd ( GB )

Oak and teak chair, light grey seat and green back. Designer and maker: Knud Juul-Hansen ( DENMARK)

Uphol tered chair on teak frame, upholstered in red and white fabric. Feet tipped with brass. Designer: Berti! Fridhagen. Makers: Svenska Mobelfabrikerna, Bodafors (SWEDEN)


ettee with moked ak leg and arm , uphol tcred in hand-woven honey yellow fabric with brown Tex-foam and Hairlock cu hion. De igner: Hans J. Wegner. Maker: A. P. tolen ( DENMARK)

Double bed-couch, opening to 6 ft 3 in by 3 ft I I in, on frame of Royal Dani h beech, mahogany, walnut or natural finish, covered in all-wool white and gold fabric. Designer: Arne Vodder. Makers : France & Daverkosen ( DENMARK) ABOVE RIGHT :

Occasional furniture in narural wax-finished mahogany, the table inset with ebony and sycamore, and the settee sear and back covered in Donald Bros' yellow路 textured linen. De igner: Denni Lennon MC, ARIBA. Makers: Scottish Furniture Manufacturers Ltd (GB) LEFT:

BELOW RIGHT: Teak-framed settee incorporating magazine racks at each end. Covering of red and white fabric. Legs tipped with brass. Designer: Bcrtil Fridhagen. Makers: AB Sven ka MObclfabrikcrna, Bodafors (SWEDEN)

Parnass settee, beech frame poli bed natural, walnut or mahogany colour, back and seat tension-sprung with 'high crown' rubber foam scat cushions. Designer : Howard B. Keith MStA. Makers : H. K. Furniture Ltd (GB)


Armchair and ottoman on walnut or birch frame, the covers zip-fa tened for easy removal. Yellow, green or grey Micarta top supplied for conversion of ottoman into table. Designer: Jen Ri om. Makers: Jens Ri om Design Inc (USA) BELOW :

Lounge chair on black metal frames with matching ottoman, and occasional table with marble top on black metal frame. De igner: Chon Gregory. Makers: Arrow Upholstery Company ( USA)

RIGHT: Reclining chair of woven cane on wrought iron frame painted red or black. Designers: wanson A sociate . Makers: Ficks Reed Company (US A)

Day rest chair in birch, Sienna finish, covered in trata fabric over foam rubber cu hioning. Deigner: T. H. Robsjohn-Gibbings. Maker : The Widdicomb Furniture Company (USA)

Reclining chair of solid red oak 'wrap-upholstered' in oak trip woven basket-fashion, finished in colourless wax. Solid red oak cocktail table. Both available with black lacquer legs. De igner: Edward D. tone. Maker : Fulbright Indu trie (U SA)


tool formed of sections of solid red oak bent into a series of rib . Available also in black lacquer. De igner: Edward D. Stone. Makers: Fulbright Industries (USA)

Strapped birch sofa, Sienna finish, with foam rubber mattrc s covered in linen tweed. Designer: T. H. RobsjohnGibbings. Makers: The Widdicomb Furniture Company (USA)

American walnut stool with scat upholstered in fabric designed by Marianne Straub. De igner: Peter Brunn MSIA. Makers: Peter Brunn Workshops (G B)

Bench of latted red Arkan an oak, 62 in long, on black lacquered legs. Designer: Edward D. tone. Maker : Fulbright Industries (us A)


Stool made of vivar6 (a native Argentinian wood) with coloured stringing. Makers: A.I.M. (ARGENTINA)


Electrically-bent rattan chair. Designer: Dirk van Sliedregt. Makers: Gebr. Jonkers (HOLLAND )

Occasional with Rushtex seat and back, on oak or walnut frame. Designer: Earle A. Morrison. Makers: Earle A. Morrison Ltd (CANADA) Photo: A . David R ogen BELOW:

'Knock-down' chair, plywood frame with laced cotton webbing seat and back in yellow, red or black. Designer: Dirk van Sliedregt. Makers: N. V. Utrechtsche Macbinale Stoel- en Meubelfabriek ( HOLLAND )

Natural mahogany terrace chair

with rush seat and back. Designer: Dennis

Lennon MC. ARIBA. Makers: Scottish Furniture Manufacturers Ltd ( G B)

Rattan chair with green and white linen cushions. Designer: Olavi Hanninen. Makers: 0 /Y Stockmann AB (FINLAND )

LEFT: Black-lacquered European beech with seat

and backofwovenHong Kong grass. Designer: Harold Bartos. German-made for Modernage Furniture Corporation ( us A)

Ash-framed chair strung with rope. Designer: Paul Kjrerholrn. Makers: Fritz Hansens Eftfl ( DENMARK )


Wall Treatment RIGHT: Floral printed wallpaper surrounding a mahogany-framed convex mirror reflecting a view of a lounge. The sofa is covered in warm red woollen fabric : the mahogany chair has a leather seat and cu hion. Designer: Josef Frank. Makers: Svenskt Tenn ( WEDEN)

Apollo and Daplme. Mural in grey, brown and yellow on a celadon walJ in the house of Mr James Laver. Designed and executed by Hans Feibusch (GB) BELOW:

Humpty Dumpty red print on beige rough-textured jute waH-covering in a breakfast room. Designer : Ruth Adler. Makers: Adler-Schnee Associates (usA)


LEFT: Recess papered in a trellis de ign, off-white on chartreuse, flanked each side by a striped paper in the same two colour . Makers: Arthur Sanderson & Son Ltd (GB)

with rattan frame mounted on a wall covered Lauhala matting. Table on rattan frame topped with veneer. De igner: Paul T. Frankl. Matting and makers: Ficks Reed Company. Mirror: Hart Plate Company ( USA )

Bamboo slats used for ceiling and walls in an interior designed by Edward Stone with Miron Sokole's painting, Festivity, occupying a prominent position on the rear wall. Furniture makers: Fulbright Industries. (From Art in Interiors Exhibition. Courtesy: Midtown Galleries) (us A) Wood panelling in a bedroom, used as background to the double dresser, low top chest and night table in light mahogany veneer. Designer: Joe Adkinson. Makers: Home Furniture Co. From Modemage Furniture Corporation (USA) LEFT:

Wooden cupboard , painted sky blue, entirely surrounding a child's room, the panels lined with blue paper decorated in yellow and white. The divan is covered in rust-c vcred fabric. De igner: Jean Royere (FRANCE) LEFT:



Batiste Brodee, French hand-blocked eighteenth-century wallpaper, white flower and leaf motif on pale blue jaspe ground. Made in France for Nancy M cClelland Inc (USA)


Shelf, wall or table lamp, the two front legs movable along the main stem for various height adjustment. tee! stem finished dark grey with aluminium hade lacquered red, black, grey, yellow or white. Designer: Anthony Ingolia. Maker : The H eifetz ompany (usA)

Table or wall lamps in wood and metal with fabric shade . Deigner: Yki ummi. Maker 0 / Y tockmann A B ( FINLAND)

Hyacinth vase and lamp ba c with graffito decoration on the white earthenware body, and a bonbonnicre in pale green and white earthenware. Designer : Endrc Hevezi B.Arch . Makers: Booth & Colcloughs Ltd (GB) White marble base with poli hed bras tige and black reflector. D esigner and maker : Stilnovo ( ITALY)

White marble ba c with white lac路 quered tige, black lacquered termina and red lacquered reflector. Designer! and makers: Stilnovo ( ITALY)

Sculptured walnut base, natural finish, and hand-woven shade, natural colour with cocoa and copper threads. Sculptor: F. F. Kern. Designer: Paul Laszlo. Makers: Laszlo Inc ( USA)

Lamp on oak base with carved walnut rem, and 'fish' lamp on carved mahogany and birch base. Designer: Nicholas Mocharniuk. Carved oak bookends by James L. McCreery. Made for Rena Ro enthallnc (USA)

Cobalt blue glas ba e with shade of white Rhodoid edged with white cord. Designer: G. L. de Snellman-Jaderholrn. Makers:

linala Gla sworks


Brass stand with oiled teak feet and sprayed white plastic hade. Designer and maker: Han BergsrrBm, Arelje Lykran (SWEDEN)

Pumpkin-shaped base in fine earthenware with hand-painted decoration in forest green and black or rerra-corra and black. Ivory Crinorhene shade. Designer: Truda Carter ARCA. Makers: Carter Stabler & Adams Ltd (GB)

Lamp base de igned by Esben Klint and made by Knab trup Keramiske Industri. Pleated white paper shade designed and made by Le Klint ( DENMARK)

Polished brass arm with adjustable black lacquered reflector, white-lined. Designers and makers: tilnovo ( ITALY)

Wall bracket of perforated brass sprayed with plastic. Designer and maker: Hans Bergstrtim, Atelje Lyktan (SWEDEN)

Shade stoveenamelled off-white {)Q specially perforated metal, fitted with two lamps. Makers: Troughton & Young (Lighting) Ltd, and designed by their Design Staff for St Bartholomew's tudents' Hostel (Ea ton & Robert on FFRIBA, Architects) ( G B )

Gilt anodized spotlight reflector mounted on arm .adjustable to any position. Designer: A. B. Read RDI, FSIA, in association with Dennis Lennon MC, FRIBA. Makers : Troughton & Young (Lighting) Ltd (GB)

Wall bracketortable lamp in beech and metal with pleated white or coloured buckram shade. Designer: 'Doren'. Maker: Oswald Hollmann (GB)


Wall bracket of polished aluminium. Designer: Paavo Tynell. Makers: O/ Y Taito AB (FINLAND)

Bras floor lamp with perforated shades and centre handle covered in De igner: Paavo white leather. Tynell. Makers: 0 / Y Taito AB (FINLAND)

Brass ceiling fitment with perforated De igner: Paavo Tynell. hade. Makers: O/ Y Taito AB ( FINLAND)

Hanging lamp made from thin perforated slats of polished beech plywood. De igner: E. R. Aldhousc MSIA for Primavera (GB)

Opal glass hade and painted iron stem ringed with brass. De igner: Paavo Tynell. Makers: O/ Y Taito AB (FINLAND)

Oiled teak arms with brass detail and prayed plastic shade . De igner and maker: Hans Bergstrl>m, Ateljc Lyktan (SWEDEN)

Silver candelabrum de igned by Karl Gustav Hansen. Maker :Han Hansen Solvsmedie A s ( DENMARK)

Silver ice bucker. Designer: Sigvard Bernadotte. Maker : Georg Jensen ilver mirhs Ltd (DENMARK)

Table and Silverware BELOW: Golden melon colour Interplay ovenproof china, Arabesque pattern, made by Iroquois China Company combined with Briquette gla s by Imperial Glass Corporation, Bamboo silver by Langbein & Co., and nasturtium orange napkins by John Matouk on a redwood table by Van-Kepple Green. Chair by Fulbright Industries (usA)

Hand-made silver candle rick . Designer and maker: Sigurd Per n (SWEDEN)

Trend sterling ilver candle tick u able ingly or mounted one upon another. Designed by Gorham Designers. Maker : The Gorham Company (usA)


Plaque painted in gold and purple lustre with tin glaze. Designed and painted by Doris Parton MSrA (GB)

Dessert set in fine earthenware with hand-painted motif in copper, green and grey or fawn and grey. Designer: Truda Carter ARCA. Makers: Carter Stabler & Adams Ltd (GB)

Contemporary silver, china and Russel Wright's Flare pattern tumblers available in four different colours and three sizes made by Imperial Glass Corporation (USA)

Silver bowls de igned by Karl Gustav Hansen. Makers: Hans Han en 0lvsmedieA/S(DENMARK)

Silver and ivory tea and coffee set. De igner : Ibi Trier Morch. Maker : A. Michelsen ( DENMARK)

Silver and ebony tea and coffee set. Designer : Karl Gustav Hansen. Makers : Hans Hansen S0lvsmedie A/ S ( DENMARK)


Silver Jugs. D esigner : H enning Koppel. Makers: Georg Jen en Silversmiths Ltd (DI:NMARK)

Interplay coffee set in fine china, available in two solid colour and three different patterns. ABOVE: Charcoal jug and saucers used with Arabesque cup . Maker : Iroquois China Company (USA) LEFT : F aience tableware for everyday use, yellow on cream glaze. Designer: Nils Thor son. Maker : The Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory ( DENMARK)

BELOW : Heat-resistant Princess tableware of thin lightweight opal glass. Makers: Corning Glass Works (us A)

ilver sugar ifter and condiment set. De igner: lb Bluitgen. Makers: Georg Jensen ilversmith Ltd ( DENMARK)


Twin Oaks dinner and tea crvice. 'White china with the motif in two shades of green, pink and brown. Makers: The Edwin M. Knowles China Company (USA)


Cider jar 14 inches high, buff body wi!h iron brush decoration, in ide glazed. De igner and maker: F. G. Cooper (GB)

BELOW: Coffee pot, cup and aucer, fiatsided vase and small di h in fine earthenware with copper carbonate glaze (green breaking to metallic black). De igner: Murray Fieldhouse. Maker : Pendley Pottery (GB)

toncwarc teapot with wood ash glaze. De igner and maker: H . R. tone (GB) Phoro: F.



Pewter jug designed by Ellen Schlanbusch. Makers: Just Ander en A/ s (DENMARK)

Early morning teaser, resist white stripe on solid bronze ground. De igner: S. C. Talbot. Makers : A. E. Gray & Co Ltd (GB)

Earthenware teapot, cream glaze with iron lip-trailed decoration. De igner and maker : F. G . ooper (GB)

Pewter tea and coffee service. Designer : Ellen Schlanbusch. Makers: Ju t Andersen A/ S ( DENMARK) ABOVE:

LEFT: Sauce and salt boats, sterling silver exteriors and gilt interiors. Designer and maker: E. G. Clements, Royal College of Art ( GB)


ABOVE: Denby ovenware available in meadow green with cyeam glazed interior, cottage blue with yellow glaze, and mahogany brown with pale lavender glaze. The complete set of eighty-six pieces (all sold singly) covers a wide range from casseroles and serving dishes to plates, cups and saucers, all usable from oven to table. Makers: Joseph Bourne & Son Ltd (GB)

(Photo: Courtesy of Harrods Ltd.)

Streamline tableware in fine earthenware finished Twimone two-colour eggshell glaze, available in various colour combinations. Plates in background designed by Poole Design Unit. Other pieces by John Adams ARCA. Makers: Carter Stabler & Adams Ltd (G B)


Toast rack in gilcling metal designed and made by M. B. A. Yehia, Royal College of Art, and used as a prototype for production by Liberty & Co. Ltd (GB)

Tin-glazed plaque painted in blues, green and orange with gold outline, motif based on Persian paintings. Designer: Doris Parton MSIA. Makers: T. G. Green & Co. Ltd (GB)

iem1a dinnerware, translucent white tin glaze over red-brown. clay body intentionally left exposed on the rims. Makers: Keramik Manufnktur Kupfermuehle. BELOW :


U .S.: Frasers l>1c.

Vogue pattern earthenware with coffee brown or mist green glaze. Designer: Alf Rosen. Maker : Universal Potteries (usA) ABOVE:

Silver tureen with bound white pla tic handles. Designer: Arne Erkers. Makers: Just Andersen A/S ( DENMARK)


Carved wooden dishes in sycamore, yew and walnut. BELOW: Circular dishc in lime and long di h in wychelm. Designer and maker : David W. Pye (GB)

Silver pepper sifter, salt cellar, pepper mill and mustard pot. De igner: Magnus Stephensen. Makers : Georg Jensen Silversmiths Ltd ( DENMARK)

Silver knife and fork with rosewood handles. De igner and maker: A. G. S. Benney, Royal College of Art (G B)

RIGHT: Pewter plate de igned by Ellen Schlanbusch. Makers: Just Andersen A/ S ( DENMARK)

Silver salt and two pepper shakers. Designer : Seren Georg Jensen. Makers: Georg Jensen Silver miths Ltd ( DENMARK)

Silver cigarette boxes with chased leaf and line motifs. Designer: Ibi Trier Morch. Maker: A. Michelsen ( DENMARK). BELOW: Silver salad servers. Designer: Magnus Stephensen. Makers: Georg Jensen Silversmiths Ltd (DENMARK). RIGHT: Silver parcel gilt punch ladle. Designer and maker: A. G. S. Benney, Royal College of Art (GB)


iTextiles BELOW: 48-inch Coconada cloth with wool content jacquard cross stripe, available in four different colour combinations. Design based on Windsor Castle with Elizabethan flowers and figures. Producers: W. Foxton Ltd (GB)



BELOW: 48-inch two-colour screenprint on fibro basket-weave cloth, available in cherry and stone or forest and gold. Designer: Roger Nicholson. Makers: David Whitehead Ltd (GB)

ABOVE: Curtains of 48-inch machine print on pun rayon, available in chocolate, blue, old gold; olive, almon, beige; or cerise, indigo, grey. De igner: Marion Mahler. Makers: David Whitehead Ltd (GB)

Altamira. so-inch screenprint in five colouring on crepe cotton. Designer: Christine Clegg. Makers: Edinburgh Weavers (GB)


Background: so-inch fabric, cotton warp and wool weft, in eight different colours. Makers: Old Bleach Furnishing Fabrics (N. Ireland). Foreground: 48-inch screen-printed cotton, dark eggshell green with the motif in black and white. Designer: Terence Conran. Makers: David Whitehead Ltd (GB) BELow:

White cotton printed with yellow stripe and dark grey motif. Designer and printer: Robin Thomas. Producers: Mill House Fabric Printers (Penzance) Ltd (G B) ABOVE: SO-inch COtton twill or linen in colours shown and in blue-green, yellow and black on natural ground. A Rosebank fabric. Makers: Turnbull & Stockdale Ltd (GB)

48-inch machine-print on spun rayon, available in forest, black, turquoise and citron; gun-metal, flame, gold and black; brown, black, gold and lime; or madder, black, turquoise and lime. Designer: Jacqueline Groag MSIA. Makers: David Whitehead Ltd (GB)


Leaf Check. so-inch hand-print on Angora satin (cotton, rayon and mohair) in terra-cotta, brown, grey, green, camouflage and gold. Designer: Blanc Studio. Makers: Goodall Fabrics Inc. (USA) Phoenicia. SO-inch vat-dyed two-colour print on cotton and rayon slub-textured cloth. Designer: Helen Christofanctti. Makers: Marcon Sundour Co. Inc. (usA) RIGHT :

Calfskin. Hand-printed translucent all-glass fabric in black or brown on white. Designers: Laverne Originals. Made from yarn manufactured by Owens-CorningFiberglas Corporation (us A)


Spring Morn. 48-inch printed linen in red and blue; pink and mauve; grey and yellow; green and turquoise; yellow and rust; copper and lime. Designer: James Wade. Makers: Heal&Son Ltd (G B)

BELOW: Thoreau. 50-inch hand-print on Lustre satin in bisque, forest green, gold, red and brown. Designer: Marion Dorn. Makers: Goodall Fabric Inc. (usA)


so-inch linen screen-printed in three colours. Designer: Margaret Simeon. Maker : Wemyss Weavecraft Ltd (GB)


LEFT: Lazy Leaves. Two-colour print on 48-inch white ray ilk. Designer: Ruth Adler. Makers: Adler Schnee As ociates (uSA)

BELOW: Pirouette. SO-inch cotton gabardine in Naples yellow, celadon, stained-gla blue and Pompeian red. De igner: Azia Martinelli. Maker :Morton Sundour Co. Inc. (USA)

Ranch Garden. Handprint on so-inch roller cloth in gold, green, charcoal, terracotta and brown. Designer: Kagan & Clarke. Maker : Goodall Fabric Inc. (usA)



The Siamese Ballet. Hand-screened fabric in grey and red, black and turquoise, brown and orange, or green and black, all on natural ground. Designer: Edward Daly Brown. Makers: Schiffer Prints Division, Mil-Art Co. Inc (usA)


48-inch textured cotton screen-print. Designer: Terence Conran. Makers: David Whitehead Ltd. Extreme right: Foreshore. so-inch printed cotton. Designer: Lucienne Day ARCA. Makers: Edinburgh Weavers. Earthenware dish by Joan Motley (GB) RIGHT:

(Left): Acres. so-inch screenprint on crepe cotton in five colourings. Designer: Lucienne Day ARCA. Makers: Edinburgh Weavers. Centre: so-inch screen-print in black and rust on fawn tinted cotton sateen. Designer : Barbara Pile. Makers: David Whitehead Ltd. Right: 48-inch screen-print in black on four contrasting grounds or in red on white. Designer: Terence Conran. Makers: David Whitehead Ltd (GB) BELOW


Trapez. so-inch linen or cotton satin in white and four contrasting colours. Designer: Arne Jacobsen. Makers: Graucob Textiles (DENMARK)

Pygmalion. so-inch screen-printed chintz available in any colours to special order. Designer: Hilda Durkin. Makers: Warner & ons Ltd (GB)

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117oodcuts. so-inch crecn-printed linen in five eparatc colour chemes. Designer : Sylvia Prie dey. Makers: Liberty & Co. Ltd (GB) BELOW: All quare. SO-inch heavy white cotton block-printed in grey-blue, che tout, mu tard and black. Designed and printed by Ronald Grier on MSIA (GB)

Suan-Pan. 51-inch handprint on cotton in six colour . De igner: Bent Karlby. Makers : Frederik Fiedler A/S ( DENMARK)

Mosaic. Handprint in two colours on bleached linen. Designer: Bent Karlby. Makers : Frederik Fiedler A/S (DENMARK)



Collier. so-inch linen or cotton satin with white diamonds on grounds of coal black, dark petrol, dark brown or dark grey. Designer: Arne Jacobsen. Makers: Graucob Textiles (DENMARK) BELOW: Chamicleer. 36-inch sateen nursery print in carlct, ochre and prune on pale grey. Designer and printer: Meriel Tower (GB)

E/emems One. Bleached or natural linen with design in blue, blue and black, or light cocoa. Designer: Olga Lee Baughman. Makers: L. Anton Maix Inc. (usA)

RIGHT: 50-inch cotton twill in blue, green, yellow and terra-cotta on white ground. A Rosebank fabric. Makers: Turnbull & Stockdale Ltd (GB)

Portofino. One-colour cotton sarin available in burgundy, scarlet, bottle green, blue or viridian. Designer: Mary Oliver MSIA. Makers: Gayonnes Ltd (GB)

ABOVE: Cross Stitch. 48-inch hand silk-screened fabric in black on grounds of gold, bronze-green, tan, grey, flint blue, blue-green, rust, dusky rose, clay and rose-beige. Designers and makers: Ben Rose (usA)

Woodley. Printed heavy rayon in chestnut, rust and gold, or mustard, green and blue. Designer : Trafalgar-Godrich. Makers: Donald Bro Ltd (GB)


Buuo11s. 48-inch hand silk-screened fabric, white ground

with green and yellow, brown and aqua, or coral and black. Designers and makers: Ben Rose (USA)

LEFT : 36-inch screen-print on heavy spun rayon in light and midnight blue, light yellow and maroon on white ground. De igner and printer: Katherine E. Pugh (GB)

Paris Express. Screen- print on linen and cotton mixture in five different colour schemes. Designers: Studio Williams-Gobeaux. Makers Molnlycke Textile Mills (SWEDEN) BELOW :

Handwoven woollen fabrics in straw, brown and white, emerald green, and red and white stripe. Designed and handwoven by Joy SilanderLindfors (FINLAND) Riksgrtins, black and white wool and cotton designed by Viola Gd.sten; (centre) Hastsko, wool, cotton, glass fibre and linen yarn in yellow, brown and white; (right) Glasfiberrand, grey and white wool and glass fibre yarn, both designed by Astrid Sampe. Makers: AB Nordiska Kompaniet (SWEDEN) BELOW:

Drapery in different shades of gold from green to red in artificial silk, smooth and knotted; (foreground) unbleached coarse linen tablecloth. Designer: Alice Lund. Makers: Alice Lund's Textilicr (SWEDEN)


Taggrand. Upholstery fabric in brown and natural white mohair yarn; (foreground) Brud och hem. Cotton fabric in yellow, brown and red on white ground. Designer: Viola Gn\sten. Makers: AB Nordiska Kompaniet (SWEDEN) LEFT:


BELOW: Background: Manhattan. 48-inch handwoven deep textured fabric composed of three different yarns in four tones of lemon and mustard with white rayon spot interwoven with non-tarnishing gold thread. Designer: Tibor Reich FSIA. Makers: Tibor Ltd. Foreground: Coptic. so-inch one-colour printed cotton and rayon in terra-cotta, green, black, grey, lime and pillar-box red. Designer: Barbara Pile. Makers: Gayonnes Ltd. Centre: Whittington salt glaze bowl with black sgraffito decoration. Available in six other colours. Designer: William Gordon. Makers: Walton Pottery Co. Ltd (GB)

. Bedford cord upholstery fabric in Bokhara green and dull mustard stripes with cherry cotton fancy yarn spots. Designed-and woven by Belingwe Drayton (GB)

Woollen furnishing fabrics in mustard and tobacco brown; strawberry; and grey-blue. Designed and made by Joy Silander-Lindfors (FINLAND)

Harwell. so-inch cotton and spun rayon, woven in any colours to special order. Designer: Alec Hunter. Makers: Warner & Sons Ltd (GB)


RIGHT: Bangor Check, cotton and linen in five eparate colour schemes. Makers: Donald Bros Ltd. Designed in their studios (G B)

so-inch all pure linen vat-dyed fabric in fast colours and nine separate colour chemcs. Maker : Old Bleach Furnishing Fabric ( N. IRELAND)

Cymbe/ine. SO-inch deep textured fabric in ink blue with brilliant lemon spot interwoven with nontarni hing metallic thread in midnight blue. Designer: Tiber Reich FSIA. Makers : Tiber Ltd. RIGHT: so-inch all-cotton heavy 'seer ucker' type fabric in grey-green, ru t gold and mauve. Designer : Alastair Morton FSIA. Maker : Edinburgh Weaver (GB) CENTRE LEFT:

BELOW LEFT: Ceylon. 48-inch handwoven boucle and cotton in lemon with grey lines. De igner: Eva Hau cr. Makers: Loom Art Ltd. CENTRE: Tiber. Brown and whit~ woollen upholstery fabric, and ( RIGHT) Princess, wor ted loop yarn, both designed by Tiber Reich FSIA. Makers: Tiber Ltd (G B)

Tallington. so-inch cotton, spun rayon and wool in lime, grey, red and forest green. Designer: Alec Hunter. Makers: Warner & ons Ltd (GB)


Stronsay. Cotton, wool and rayon in six different colour schemes. Makers: Donald Bros Ltd. Designed in their studios (GB)


Kransar, linen, silk and wool in grey-blue; (right) linen and cotton in brown, white and different shades of gold; (foreground) wool and linen in chestnut brown, black and yellow. Designer: Alice Lund. M akers: Alice Lund's Textilier (SWEDEN)

Queen. 50-inch deep textured curtain fabric in cotton, rayon and wool in three shades of red, lemon, spruce or dove grey, and off-white interwoven with nontarnishing gold thread. Designer : Tibor Reich FSIA. Makers: Tibor Ltd (GB)


Striped furnishing fabric in cyclamen fibro and dull mustard cotton with horizontal stripes of seaweed green fancy spiral cotton. Designed and woven by Belingwe Drayton (GB)


Handwoven woollen fabric in natural and brown with superimposed darker brown thread. D esigner : Eva Hauser. Makers: Loom Art Ltd (GB)

Wool on cotton furnishing fabrics in a variety of bright and subtle stripes, squares and plain colour . Designer (left, top and right) Agnete Gj0dvad; (foreground) Hailing-Koch. Makers: Unika Vrev ( DENMAJU<)


Horse. Canvas embroidered with wool, horse in white and grey on green ground, ribbon border in shocking pink with lime green foliage. Designer-executant: Hebe Cox (GB)

ABOVE: 5-frame Wilton carpeting with blue and cream motif on red ground. Foreground: blue and white stripe with red spot, and yellow and brown stripe with off-white spot (see also bottom right page 92). Makers: James Templeton & Co. Ltd (GB)


Jug and Bottle. Linen place mats available in six different colour schemes. Designer: John Wright. Handprinted and made by Liberty & Co. Ltd (GB) Daphne. Panel embroidered in fine silks of various colours on organdie. Designed and worked by Hebe Cox (GB)

5-frame Wilton carpet with chessmen design. Makers: James Templeton&Co. Ltd. Designed in their studio. Heraldic lion and unicorn in peccary and gold kid with jewelled crown and coronet of silver gilt. Designer and maker: Peggy Tearle (GB)

Bowknot. 54-inch allcanon upholstery fabric in lapis blue, lime, gold, brown, egg, grey, persimmonand toast brown. Makers: Hambro House Inc. (usA)


Overcheck. Tailor-made Wilton carpeting, 27 inche wide, with rust check on fawn ground, or fawn on salmon-ro e. Designer: John G. M. Palmer DA MSIA. Makers: John Crossley& Sons Ltd (GB) BELOW: Grandrutan. owhair carpet, light grey and dark sand squares, broken by a deep red stripe split by a thin sea-blue line. Textile in same design, much reduced, of linen yarn in two bright blues and bleached linen colour. Designer: Astrid Sampe. Makers: AB Nordiska Kompaniet (swEDEN)

Wovax square, spool Axminster with the motif in green on cream ground. Designer: R. H. Hill. Makers: Blackwood Morton & Sons Ltd (GB) RIGHT: 5-frame Jacquard Wilton carpeting, 27 inches wide, with half-inch alternate yellow tripes of non-crush yarn and brown straight yarn stripes, the spots off-white ten inche apart. Designer: John Charles of Templeton's Studio. Makers: Jame Templeton & Co. Ltd (GB)


Tapestry and tufted rug, the tufts in white on cardinal red and white striped ground. Designer and maker: Cynthia Moseley (GB)

BELOW: Machine-made Wilton carpet, grey ground with motif in lime green and off-white. D esigner: Ronald Grierson M s r A for Elizabeth Eaton Ltd. Makers: John Crossley & Sons Ltd (GB)

Niinipuu. Handwoven black and white woollen rug. Designer: Lona Ring. Makers : Kasiryon Ystavat (FINLAND)

Takaw2. Double-weave tapestry in blue and off-white wool Designed and woven by Joy Silander-Lindfors ( FINLAND)



Grey stoneware with the decoration incised through the glaze. Designers and makers: Edwin and Mary Scheier



The Nest. High relief wall plaque. Designer: Gunnar Nylund. Makers: AB Rorstrands Porslinsfabriker (SWEDEN)


Unique high-fired stoneware. Tall vases of blanc de chine, and small vase with black-brown iron glaze. Designer: Carl Harry St:Hhane. Makers: AB Rorstrands Porslinsfabriker RIGHT:


Small green and grey pottery vases designed to hold orchids. Designer and maker: Kate Weinreis (GERMANY)


Unique high-fired stoneware. Bowl with uranium yellow glaze and black crystals; vase with black-brown iron glaze. Designer: Carl Harry Stl\lhane. Makers: AB Rorstrands Porslinsfabriker (SWEDEN)


Stoneware bottles, six inches high. Left: black glaze on buff body; right: cobalt blue glaze breaking to black. Designer and maker: Christopher Russell at the Purbeck Pottery (GB) BELOW:

Blue-green and grey floor vases. Designer and maker: Kate Weinreis ( GERMANY)

Grey earthenware vases and bowl, and blue lamp base, all with the design incised through the glaze. Designers and makers: Edwin and Mary Scheier (USA)



Europa and the Bull. Dish,

17 ~

inches diameter, with lip-trailed decoration in green, brown and white on buff earthenware body. De igner and maker: Ronald G. Cooper (GB) (Piroto : F. J . William\).

CENTRE: Stoneware pot with wood ash glaze. Designer and maker: H. R. Stone (GB) (Photo: F. Hague)

Vase in blanc de chine. De igner: Hans H. Hansen. Maker : The Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory ( DENMARK)


toneware va e with greeni h white and sang de breuf glazes. Designer: Toini Muona. Maker : Wiirtsilii- koncernen AB Arabia (Fl LAND)

Fine earthenware bottle, borax glaze flowing in chevron pattern mushroom to light green. Designer: Murray Fieldhou e. Makers: Pendley Pottery (GB)


Stoneware bowl, 3 inches high, decorated in grey-brown; vase of black clay with grey and rose decoration, 13 inches high; and 9-inch vase, black clay with white decoration. Designer: Meindert Zaalberg. Makers: Potrerij Zaalberg ( HOLLAND)

White china bowls in rice technique. Designer: Friedl Kjellberg Makers : Wiirtsilii-koncernen AB Arabia ( FINLAND)


Unique stoneware. Group of three miniatures designed by Gunnar Nylund. with red iron glaze, and Ciel Noir vase, 'uranium' with silver spots, by Carl Harry St:Hhane. Bowl with onion decoration by Hertha Bengtson. Makers: AB Ri:irstrands Porslinsfabriker (SWEDEN) (Courresy: Cora~e

Svenska Hem )

Stoneware vase with celadon glaze. Designer and maker: Christopher Russell at the Purbeck Pottery (G B)

Grecian style vase with sgraffito decoration through olive-green to the cream body, r 5 inches high. Designer and maker : Christopher Rus ell at the Purbeck Pottery (GB)

Matt white pot, bowl with rust brown glaze inside, and jug with dark celadon glaze, all with iron brushwork decoration. Stoneware designed and made by William Ruscoe (GB)


BELOW: Grey stoneware with blue, brown and black decoration. Designer and maker: Anders Liljefors of AB Gustavsberg Fabriker (SWEDEN)

Large ceramic dishes with glossy black glaze and matt blue glaze respectively. Designer and maker: Louis Archambault ( CANADA)

Blue earthenware bowl, IO inches high, with incised decoration. Designers and makers: Edwin and Mary Scheier (usA) BELOW:

Stoneware bowl with matt glazes and glossy finish combined in relief technique. Fish in black and white on brown ground. Designer : Hertha Bengtson. Makers: AB Rorstrands Porslinsfabriker (SWEDEN)



Farsca ware. Stoneware vase in reddish-brown. Designer and maker: Wilhelm Kftge of AB Gusravsberg Fabriker (SWEDEN)

Chamorte vase in grey, red and black, and bowl in white and black. Designer: W. Bjerke-Petersen. Makers: AB Rorstrands Porslinsfabriker (SWEDEN)

Large ceramic dishes with glossy or matt glazes in yellow, blue or violet over designs traced through white engobe. Designer and maker: Louis Archambault ( CANADA)


Grey stoneware vase with black decoration. Designer and maker: Anders Liljefors of AB Gustavsberg Fabriker (SWEDEN)

Sagoland. Plate from a nursery set in earthenware with blue underglaze decoration. Designer : Stig Lindberg. Makers: AB Gustavsberg Fabriker ( sWEDEN)

Bowl of white feld par porcelain decorated in the filigree technique. Designer: Maria Hackman-Dahlen. Makers: AB Rocstrands Porslinsfabriker (SWEDEN)


Faience bowl and vases with polychrome decoration. Designer: Stig Lindberg. Makers: AB Gustavsberg Fabriker (SWEDEN)

RIGHT: Tan stoneware vase with sgraffito decoration in black slip and unglazed exterior. Designer and maker: H. H. Sanders

(US A) (Photo: Rober& Fritz)


Veck/a. White stoneware in which the basically yrnmetrical form is given a free shape by cutting and turning in the top edge . Thetallva esaresuitableforpouring through either 'branch' while offering a comfortable hold. Designer: Stig Lindberg. Maker : AB Gustavsberg Fabriker (SWEDEN)

Thrown and cut earthenware bowls with grey-green opaque glaze. Designer and maker: K. I. C. Clark (GB)



White china coffee pot, and part of an earthenware dinner service designed by Arthur Percy; ceramic figure by Mari Sirnmulson; and white china vase by S. E. Skawonius backed by ceramic tiles by T. Kaasi nen. All made by Upsala Ekeby AB (SWEDEN) (Courtesy: Sve11ska H em) 105

Off-white stoneware bowl, I r inches diameter, with clematis design in black slip. Designer and maker: Eleanor Wbittall (G B)

Stoneware with Sung glaze. Designer: ]0rgen Mogensen. Makers: The Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory RIGHT:


Large slipware bowl in white clay decorated inside with red slip on black under a clear glaze, and unglazed outside decorated with red brushwork on white slip. Lidded casserole of local Bath clay, lid decorated with white slip and bowl with blue brushwork. Oval fish dish with spout and tail handle decorated with black, brown and yellow slip and honey-coloured glaze. Designer and maker: John Shelly at his Bath Pottery (GB)


Plate from the Baby nursery set in bone china with underglaze decorations in red and blue. Designer: Stig Lindberg. Makers: AB Gustavsberg Fabriker (SWEDEN)

Stoneware bowl with turquoise glaze and decorations in black. Designer: Nils Thorsson. Makers: The Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory ( DENMARK)

ABOVE: Slipware pottery. Large platter with division, 19 inches diameter, of local Bath clay with seaweed green and black decorations. Cup and saucer with grey tin glaze. Designer and maker: John Shelly at his Bath Pottery (GB)

RIGHT: Stoneware bowls. LEFT: Purple-red with white rim; centre: off-white; right: rust red with design in apple ash glaze. Designer and maker: Eleanor Whittall (GB)


Horse in the Garden. Plate, 12 inches diameter, with slip-rrailed decoration in black and white on brown earthenware body. Designer and maker: Ronald G. Cooper (GB) (Photo: F. J. Williams)

Faience dishes in green, brown and yellow 011 white glaze. Designed and painted by Stig Lindberg, A B Gustavsberg Fabriker (SWEDEN)

Cylindrical black stoneware vase with overall pattern in incised and excised decoration. Designer and maker: H. H. Sanders (USA) (Photo: Robert Fritz)


Faience bowl with polychrome decoration. Designer : tig Lindberg. Makers: AB Gu tav berg Fabriker (SWEDEN)

toneware bottle with finger-painted decoration in vitreou lip under tran parent glaze. Designer and maker: H. H. Sanders (US A) (Phoro路 Robm Fr~r :;)

quare earthenware di h painted with engobc on the wet body, greyi h-matt glaze. Designer: Dr. Gyula Bajo. Makers: Booths & Colclough Ltd (G B)

Hand-thrown ceramics. Vase with bluetinge celadon glaze and free-form bowl with grey ea glaze. Designers and makers: Gertrud and Otto Natzler (USA) (Photo : Dorothy Hoffman


Gaffney. Co11rttsy: Da/:e/1 H atfield Galleries)

Stoneware jar with green crystals on greenishtan ground. Designer and maker: H. H. Sanders (us A) (Photo: R obert Fritz)

Speckled bowl, olive green with epia brushwork. Pot (background) with ivory glaze and (right) with buff glaze, both with rust brush decoration. Stoneware designed and made by Reginald Marlow (GB) LEFT:

Stoneware bowl with green and white glaze. Designer and maker: H. H. Sander (USA) (Photo : R obert Fritz )


Ceramic mask with white enamel decoration over bluish and greenish rough texture, glazed on the back, making it usable as a dish. Designer and maker: Louis Archambault (CANADA)

Vase of engobed clay with blue decoration and grey transparent glaze. Designer: lngeborg Rasmussen. Makers: Ras Kerarnik ( DllNMARK)


and FOREGROUND: Stoneware pot and bowl in grey and brown. Background: Blue-grey earthenware plate, 17 inches diameter. RIGHT: Blue stoneware lamp base with the decoration scratched through the glaze. Designers and makers: Edwin and Mary Scheier (usA)




Heavy crystal vase, 9 inches high. Designers and makers: Stuart & Sons Ltd (GB)

Crystal flower vase,


inches high. Designer and maker : Kozo Kagami


Crystal bowl for fruit or flowers, 13 inches diameter. Designers and makers: Steuben Glass (USA)

Crystal vase, 10 inches high, engraved with Wind and Thunder Gods motif. Designer and maker: Kozo Kagami



Engraved crystal vase with giraffe motif. Designer: Ingeborg Lundin. Makers: AB Orrefors Glasbruk (SWEDEN)


Clear white crystal whi ky glasses, IZ fluid oz. capacity. Designer and makers : Steuben Glass (US A)

Crystal fountain formed by a plate, ashtrays,saltcellarand liqueur glass flanked by four crystal snails. Designers and makers: Steuben Glass BELOW:


White crystal vases made by a special combed and etched technique producing fine silk-like lines in the glass. Designer: TapioWirkkala. Makers: Karhula-Iittala Glassworks (FINLAND)

Pitcher, 8! inches high, in opal glass with clear handle. Maker : Erickson Glass Works (usA)

Double bubble vases in smoke, grape, green and turquoise blue cased in crystal with bubble pattern introduced into the lower section. Designer : Carl E. Erickson. Makers: Erickson Glass Works (usA)

Colourless lead crystal vase. Designers and makers: Thos. Webb & Corbett Ltd (GB)

Pinch glassware available in crystal or coloured hemlock, ripe olive or verde. Designer: Russel Wright. Makers: Imperial Glass Corporation (USA)

Vortex wine service in full lead crystal. Designer: R. Stennett-Willson. Made for ]. Wuidart & Co. Ltd (GB)

Teardrop candelabra in clear white crystal. Designers and makers: Steuben Glass (USA)


Unica pieces, clear crystal with opalescent treatment in blue and white. Designer: F. Meydam. Makers: NV Nederlandsche Glasfabriek 'Leerdam' (HOLLAND)

ABOVE: Crystal bowl in the Graal technique. Designer: Edward Hald. Makers: AB Orrefors Glasbruk ( SWEDEN)

Glass bowls lined with jade, orchid or grey with bubbles in the white crystal underside. Makers : Erickson Glass Works (usA)


Clear crystal vase, cut and polished. Designer : F. Meydam. Makers: NV Nederlandsche Glasfabriek 'Leerdam' ( HOLLAND)

Bowls of white crystal. Designer: Tapia Wirkkala. Makers: Karhula-Iirtala Glassworks (FINLAND)


Bowl of clear red crystal with bubble decoration. Designer: Lucrecia Moyano. Makers: Cristalerias Rigollcau SA ( ARGENTINA)


Crystal bowl with polychrome decoration on the inside. Designer: Vicke Lindstrand. Makers: AB Kosta Glasbruk (SWEDEN)

Cased crystal bowl with moon-coloured decoration, and bottle-shaped vase with dark blue inner decoration. Designer: Vicke Lindstrand. Makers: AB Kosta Glasbruk (SWEDEN) LEFT: Glass decorated in intaglio technique. Designer: Monica Bratt. Maker : Reijmyre Gla bruk for A B Norcli ka Kompaniet (SWEDEN)

Engraved crystal vase. Designer: Ingeborg Lundin. Makers: AB Orrefor Gla bruk (SWEDEN)



Crystal bowls with coloured decoration, one with ruby lining, the other with band of blue, green and black. Designer: Vicke Lindstrand. Makers: AB Kosta Glasbruk (swEDEN)

Clear crystal fruit bowl. Designer: Per LUtken. Makers: Holmegaards Glasvrerk A/ S (DENMARK) ABOVE:

Hors d'oeuvres dishes, usable singly or interlocked. Designer: Nils Landberg. Maker : AB Orrefors Glasbruk (SWEDEN)


RIGHT: Va e and ashtrays in clear crystal. Designer: Per LUtken. Maker :Holmegaards Glasva:rk A/S ( DENMARK)

Truck crystal vase with opalcoloured decoration applied on the in ide. Designer : Vicke Lindstrand. Makers: AB Kosta Glasbruk (SWEDEN) ABOVE:

Unica bowl, clear crystal with white opal and light blue decoration, mounted on a wooden base. Designer : A. D. Copier. Makers: NV Nederlandsche Glasfabriek 'Leerdam' (HOLLAND) 120

BELow : Crystal bowl with opal-coloured coil motif. Designer: Lucrecia Moyano. Makers : Cristaleria Rigolleau SA (ARGENTINA)

ABOVE: Clear crystal bowl decorated with free-drawn black lines and bubbles. Designer: Lucrecia Moyano. Makers: Cristalerias Rigolleau SA (ARGENTINA)

ABOVE: Unica bowl of clear crystal with opalescent treatment in blue. De igner: A. D. Copier. Makers: NV Nederlandsche Glasfabriek 'Leerdam' (HOLLAND)

Blue soda-glass vases and bowl. Designer: Per Lucken. Makers: Holmegaards Glasvrerk A/ S (DENJ\IIARK)


Brown rushes, teazles, pale green grasses, dock leaves and honeysuckle clisplayed in a small vase concealed by a tree root placed on a fiat piece of oak. Arranged by Mrs F. E. Barker (GB)

Spikes of broom, tulip , lilies of the valley and funkia leaves forming the background for a group of deep coloured anemones in a white pottery container, the flowers held in place with wire and a pin holder. Arranged by Julia Clements (GB)

Flower Decoration

Group of lemon tulip held by a pinholder in a fiat mauve pottery plate, the leaves looped in the front to cover the holder. Arranged by Julia Clements (GB)

Picardy gladioli, pale salmon striped deeper salmonred carnations, and deep salmon-pink roses held by crumpled wire netting in a cream pottery fan-shaped va c. Arranged by Mrs Charles Pinckney (GB)


Lilac-coloured larkspurs and deep purple stocks forming a background to pale lavender gladioli in a hell-shaped vase. Arranged by Mr Sybil Sherwood (GB)

Blue-green wheat, white shasta daisie , blue-grey eryngium and dull crimson allium supported by a pinholder and crumpled wire in a white va e. Arranged by Mr T. M. Barlow (G B)

Alstroemeria, anemone japonica and beech leave in a brown pottery bowl. Arranged by Mi D. G . Dickens (GB) ABOVE:

Daffodil and leaves in a honey pot concealed by driftwood and grey 'oysters' prised from a silver birch fixed to a round bread- board. Arranged by Mr Con tance Spry (G B). (From 'Wimer and Spring Flowers'. Courtesy: 1. M. Dent & Sons Ltd) ABOVE:

A late summer bouquet of gladioli, carnations, scabious and dahlia in a shallow container. Arranged by Mrs C. B. Radway (G B)


White baked enamel plant frame (curved to clear the waU surface) with pot baskets made to hook on any part of the frame, thus allowing complete flexibility of arrangement. Makers : S. W. Display (Hanging Gardens) Ltd (GB)

Liliurn Regale and Lilium Testaceum with seedheads and leaves of Bocconia Cordata arranged in pin-holders in a grey-green ponery dish. Arranged by Miss N. Watson (GB)

Wall panel decorated with dry leaves and flowers. maker: Margarita Drago (ARGENTINA)

Designer and

Dahlias, gladioli, helenium, seed pots and yellow holly in contrasting shades of yellow, flame and red in an octagonal white china tureen, the flowers supported by folded wire netting. Arranged by Mrs R. M. Lowrie (GB)




A.I.M. (Argentina), 29, 43, 6o Abbott Bros (Southall) Ltd (GB), 12 Adams, John, ARCA ( GB), 74 Adkinson, Joe (usA), 63 Adler, Ruth (USA), 62, 81 Adler-Schnec Associates (usA), 62, 81 Advance De ign Inc (USA), 42, so, 54 Aldbouse, E. R., MSIA (GB), 67 Alexander, H. & A. G. & Co. Ltd (GB), 12 Amenagemenr Rationnel de !'Habitation et des Collectivites (France), 33, 44, 54 Andersen, Just, A/s (Denmark), 73, 75, 77 Archambault, Louis (Canada), roo, 101, I I r Arrow Upholstery Company (USA), 59 Arthur, F. B. (USA), 22, 42, 51 Arthur, F. B., Modern Interiors ( USA), 22, 42, 51 Audsley, Ian, MSIA (GB), 23 Augenfeld, Felix (USA), 23 Austin, Frank, FSIA & Neville Ward, B.Arch, FSIA (GB), 30 Bajo, Dr Gyula (Hungary), 109 Barker, Mrs F . E. (GB), 122 Barlow, Mrs T. M . (GB), 123 Barto, Harold (usA), 6r Bath Pottery (GB), ro6, 107 Baudisch, Frau (Austria), 45 * Baughman, Olga Lee (USA), 84 Baumgarten, Paul G. R. (Germany), 28 Beaudouin, E. (France), 33, 44 Bengtson, Hertha (Sweden), 98*, roo Benney, A. G. S. (GB), 77 BergstrOm, Hans (Sweden), 65, 66, 67 Bernadotte, Sigvard (Denmark), 68 Berthier, Roger (France), 44 Best, Marion (Au tralia), 36, 45* Best, Marion, Pry Ltd (Australia), 36, 45* Bjerke-Petersen, W. (Sweden), ror Beucher, Paul (France), 31, 50 Blackwood Morton & Sons Ltd (GB), 92 Blanc Studio (USA), 8o Bluitgen, Ib (Denmark), 71 Bon Marche, Atelier d'Art du (France), 33 Booths & Colcloughs Ltd (GB), 64, 109 Bourne, Joseph, & Son Ltd (GB), 74* Boyd, F. W. ( GB), 56 Braakman, C., Jr. (Holland), 42 Bratt Colbran & Co. Ltd (GB), 9 Bratt, Monica (Sweden), u8 Brodie, Fred, MRAIC (Canada), 23, 24, 35 Brown, Edward Daly (USA), 82 Brunn, Peter, MSIA (GB), 47, 6o Brunn, Peter, Workshops (GB), 47, 6o Brussel, E. J. (usA), 42, so, 54 Bush, Robin, & Earle A. Morrison (Canada), 23 Caillette, Rene Jean (France), 30, 40, 53 Caliquilt (USA), 53 Carlsson, Harry, AB (Sweden), 25 Carter, Stabler & Adams Ltd (Ga), 65, 69, 74 Carter, Truda, ARCA (GB) , 65, 69 Caton Fabrics Ltd (GB), 23 Charak Furniture Company (USA), 26 Charles, John (GB), 92 Christofanetti, Helen (usA), 8o Clark, K. I. C. (GB), 103 Clegg, Christine (GB), 78 Clements, E. G . (GB), 73

Clements, Julia (GB), 122 Clifford, F. W., Ltd (GB), 47 Clinch, E. L., MSIA (GB), 32* Conran, Terence (GB), 79, 82* Cooper, F. G. (GB), 72, 73 Cooper, Ronald G. (GB), 96, 108 Copier, A. D. (Holland), 120, 121 Corning Glass Works (usA), 71 Cox, Hebe (GB), 90, 91 Crossley, John, & Sons Ltd (GB), 92, 93 Day, Lucienne, ARCA (GB), 82* Day, Robin, ARCA (GB), 43, 47 de Klerk, H. H ., & Zoon (Holland), 41 'De Ploeg' (Holland), 55 Design (London) Educational & Industrial Ltd (GB), 26 Design & Industries Association (GB), II De Syllas, Mrs Phoebe (GB), II, 13 'De Vier' (Holland), 31, 37 Dickens, Miss D. G. (GB), 123 DObler, P. (Germany), 28 Donald Bros Ltd (GB), 9, 12, 58, 85, 88, 89 'Doren' (GB), 66 Dorn, Marion (USA), 8o Drago, Margarita (Argentina), 124 Drayton, Belingwe (GB), 87, 89 Drew, Jane, & Maxwell Fry, FFRIBA (GB), 28 * Dreyfuss, Hugo (USA), 55 Dunbar Furniture Corporation (USA), 25, 34, 45 Dunns of Bromley (GB), 14 Durkin, Hilda (GB), 83 Eames, Charles (USA), 55 Easton & Robertson, FFRIBA (GB), 66 Edinburgh Weavers (GB), 78, 82*, 88 Edwards, Arthur (GB), 41 EngstrOm, Sven, & Gunnar Myrstrand (Sweden), 25 Erickson, Carl E. (usA), II4 Erickson Glass Works (USA), II4, u6 Erkers, Arne (Denmark), 75 Evans, G. W., Ltd (GB), 12, 23, 31 Eves, A. J. (GB), 30 Frellesforeningen for Danmarks Brugsforeninger Mebler (Denmark), 41, 43, 51 Fazakas, Donelda (USA), 19 Feibusch, Hans (GB), 62 Ficks Reed Company (USA), 59, 63 Fiedler, Frederik, A/S (Denmark), 83 Fieldhouse, Murray (GB), 72, 96 Fontan, Suzanne (France), 36 Foxton, W., Ltd (GB), 78 France & Daverkosen (Denmark), 49*, 52*, 58 Frank, Josef (Sweden), 34, 40, 62 Frankl, Paul T. (USA), 27, 63 Fridhagen, Berti! (Sweden), 57, 58 Fry, Maxwell, & Jane Drew, FFRIBA (GB), 28* Fulbright Industries (USA), 54, 59, 6o, 63, 68 Furniture Industries Ltd (GB), 10 Gascoin, Marcel (France), 33, 44, 54 Gayonnes Ltd (GB), ro, 84, 87* Gemla Fabrikers, AB (Sweden), 25 Gibbs, T. (GB), 27 Gjedvad, Agnete (Denmark), 90


Glenister, Thomas, Ltd (GB), 12 Glenzer, Jacobo (Argentina), 40 Glenzer, Jacobo, & Isidore Kurchan (Argentina), 40 Goodall Fabrics Inc (USA), 34, So, 81 Goodearl Bros Ltd (G B), 12 Gordon, William (GB), 87* Gorham Company, The (us A), 68 Gould, Allen (usA), 53, 55 Gould, Allen, Designs Inc (USA), 53, 55 Gdsten, Viola (Sweden), 86 Graucob Textiles (Denmark), 82, 83 Gray, A. E., & Co. Ltd (GB), 73 Green, T. G., & Co. Ltd (GB), 75 Gregory, Chon (usA), 59 Grierson, Martin (GB), 27 Grierson, Ronald, MSIA (GB), 83, 93 Grieve, H. W. (uSA), 47 Groag, Jacqueline (GB), r2, 79 Guenot, Albert (France), 33 Gustavsberg Fabriker, AB (Sweden), roo, 101, 102, 103, 104, 107, ro8, 109 H . K. Furniture Ltd (GB), 57, 58 Hackman-Dahlen, Maria (Sweden), ro2 Haines, Robert (Australia), 33 Hald, Edward (Sweden), 116* Hall, Rosemary (GB), 24 Halling-Koch (Denmark), 90 Hambro House (USA), 9r Hammer, Geo. M., & Co Ltd (GB), ro Hanninen, Olavi (Finland), 6r Hansen, Hans H. (Denmark), 96 Hansen, Hans, Salvsmedie A/S (Denmark), 68, 69, 70 Hansen, Karl Gustav (Denmark), 68, 69, 70 Hansens, Fritz, Eftfi (Denmark), 54, 6r Harford, Ronald, & Henry Long (GB), 24 Harrods Ltd (GB), 32* Hart Mirror Plate Company (USA), 63 Hauser, Eva (GB), 88, 89 Heal & Son Ltd (GB), 24, 43, 8o Heal, Christopher (GB), 43 Hebald. Milton (usA), r9 Heidrich Stephen, & Kim Hoffmann (usA), 35, 37, 4I, 44, 48 Heifetz Company, The (USA), 64 Heritage, R., MSIA (GB), 31 Hertfordshire County Council Architects' Department (GB), 13 H evezi, Endre, B.Arch, (Hungary), 64 High Wycombe College of Further Education (GB), 4r, 56 Hill, R. H . (GB), 92 Hille, S., & Co. Ltd (GB), 9, 12, 43, 47 Hocker, Trew (USA), 48 Hoffmann, Kim, & Stephen Heidrich (usA), 35, 37, 4r, 44, 48 Hollmann, Oswald (GB), 9, 66 Holme, E. Horace, Ltd (GB), 9, 10, 12 Holmegaards Glasva:rk A/S (Denmark), II9, 120, r2r Home Furniture Company (usA), 63 Horreds Mobelindustri (Sweden), 25 Hunter, Alec (GB), 87, 88 HUrlimann, Dipl.lng.Arch., Ernst, (Germany), 25* Hutchings, Bertram, Caravans Ltd (GB), 20 Hvidt, Peter, & 0 . Malgard-Nielsen (Denmark), 52* Iinala Glassworks (Finland), 65, r r4 Imperial Furniture Manufacturing Co. Ltd (Canada), 24, 35 Imperial Glass Corporation (usA), 68, 69, I15 Ingolia, Anthony (usA), 64 Iroquois China Company (usA), 68, 71 Jacobsen, Arne (D enmark), 54, 82, 83 Jensen, Georg, Silversmiths Ltd (Denmark), 68, 70, 71 , 77 Jensen, Saren Georg (D enmark), 77 Johnson Furniture Company (usA), 27 Jonkers, Gebr. (Holland), 61 Juul-Han en, Knud (Denmark), 30, 57


Kaasinen, T. (Sweden), 105* Kagami, Kozo (Japan), 112 Kagan & Clarke (USA), 81 Kagan-Dreyfuss Inc (usA), 26, 41, so, 55 Kagan, Vladimir (usA), 26, 4r, so, 55 Kllge, Wilhelm (Sweden), 101 Kandya Ltd (GB), 12 Karhula-Iinala Glasswork (Finland), 114, 1r7 Karlby, Bent (Denmark), 83 Kasitsyon Ystavat (Finland), 93 Kay, Sondra, Inc (USA), 30 Keith, Howard B., MSrA (GB), 24, 32â&#x20AC;˘ , 57, 58 Keramik Manufaktur Kupfermuehle (Germany), 75 Kern, F. F. (usA), 27, 46, 65 King, Raymond (GB), 2r Kjrerholm, Poul (Denmark), 6r Kjellberg, Friedl (Finland), 97 Klint, Esben (Denmark), 65 Klint, Le (Denmark), 65 Knapstrup Kerarni ke Indu tri (Denmark), 65 Knowles, The Edwin M. China Company (USA), 72 Koppel, Henning (Denmark), 70 Kosta Glasbruk, AB (Sweden), 118, rr9, r2o Krimper, S. (Australia), 33 Kurchan, Isidore, & Jacobo Glenzer (Argentina), 40 Kuypers, Jan (Holland), 35 Landberg, Nils (Sweden), 119 Langbein & Co. (usA), 68 L aszlo Inc (usA), 27, 46, 65 Laszlo, Paul (USA), 15, 27, 38, 46, 6s Laverne Originals (USA), 22, 8o L ecomte, Fran~ois Brunet (France), 30 Leconte, Pierre (France), 47 'Leerdam', v Nederlandsche Glasfabriek (Holland), u6, 117, 120, 121 Lennon, Dennis, MC, ARIBA (GB), 58, 6r, 66 Lenthall, R. (GB), 54 L epeltier, Odette (France), 36 Leslie & Co. Ltd (GB), 8 L evin, Richard, MSIA (GB), 47 L ewis, A.M., MSIA (GB), 31 Liberty & Co. Ltd (GB), 3r, 40, 75, 83, 9r Liebes, Dorothy (usA), 34, 36 Liljefors, Anders (Sweden), roo, 102 Lindberg, Stig (Sweden), ro2, ro3, 104, 107, 108, 109 Lindstrand, Vicke (Sweden), 118, 119, 120 Line, John, & Sons Ltd (GB), 2r L ock, E., Ltd (GB), ro Loewy, Raymond, Associates (usA), 34, 35 L ong, Henry, & Ronald Harford (GB), 24 Loom Art Ltd (GB), 88, 89 Lowrie, Mrs R. M . (GB), r24 Lund, Alice (Sweden), 86, 89 Lund, Alice, Textilier (Sweden), 86, 89 Lundin, Ingeborg (Sweden), 113, 118 Liitken, Per (Denmark), 119, r2o, 12r Lyktan, Atelje (Sweden), 65, 66, 67 Lyons, Eris, FRIBA, & G . Paulson Townsend, LRIBA (GB), r4 McAvoy, Kelvin (GB), 40 McClelland, Nancy, Inc (USA), 63 McCreery, James L. (usA), 19, 65 Mcintosh, A. H., & Co. Ltd (GB), 4r Mahler, Marion (GB), 78 Maix, L. Anton, Inc (USA), 84 Marble Institute of America, The (U SA), 26 Mardall, C. S., ARIBA, F.R.S. Yorke & E. Rosenberg, FFRIBA (GB), 8, 13 Marlow, Reginald (GB), 110 Martinelli, Azia (usA), 8r Matouk, John (USA), 68 Meadmore, Clem (Australia), 45 * Mealing Bros Ltd (GB), 12

Mengel Furniture Company, The (USA), 34, 35 Meredew, D., Ltd (GB), 22 Meydam, F. (Holland), u6, II7 Michelsen, A. (Denmark), 70, 77 Mil-Art Co. Inc (US A), 82 Mill Hou e Fabric Printers (Penzance) Ltd (GB), 79 Miller, Herman, Furniture Company (usA), 37, 55 Mocharniuk, Nicholas (USA), 65 Modernage Furniture Corporation (usA), 42, 53, 54, 61, 63 Mogensen, B0rgc (Denmark), 29, 42 Mogensen, J0rgen (Denmark), 106 Molgard-Nielsen, 0., & Peter Hvidt (Denmark), 52• Moller, Hans (US A), I9 Molnlycke Textile Mills (Sweden), 85 Morch, Ibi Trier (Denmark), 70, 77 Morris, Neil (GB), 28• Morris of Glasgow (GB), 28• Morri on-Bush As ociates (Canada), 24 Morri on, Earle A. (Canada), 61 Morrison, Earle A., & Robin Bush (Canada), 23 Morrison, Earle A., Ltd (Canada), 23, 24, 6I Morton, Alastair (GB), 88 Morton Sundour Co. Inc (us A), So, 81 Mo eley, Cynthia (G B), 93 Motley, Joan (GB), 82• Moyano, Lucrecia (Argentina), II7, J2I Muona, Toini (Finland), 96 Myer, Ewart (G B), 47 Myer, Horatio, & Co. Ltd (GB), to, 47 Myr trand, Gunnar, & Sven EngstrOm (Sweden), 25 NiissjO Stolfabrik, AB (Sweden), 25 Nauler, Gertrud, & Otto (USA), 110 Nelon, George (US A), 37 Nicholson, Roger (G B), 78 Nobilis (France), 36 Nordi ka Kompaniet, AB (Sweden), 47, 55, 86, 92, It8 Nordman, M. T. (Finland), 48 Nummi, Yki (Finland), 64 Nylund, Gunnar (Sweden), 94•, 98• Old Bleach Furni hing Fabrics (N. Ireland), 79, 88 Oliver, Mary, MS1A (G B), 84 Orrefors Glasbruk, AB (Sweden), II3, u6•, 118, II9 Ottelin, Olof (Finland), 48 Owens-Corning-Fiberglas Corporation (usA), So Pahlmann, William, As ociates Inc (usA), 29• Palmer, John G . M., DA, MS1A (GB), 92 Parton, Dori , MS1A (GB), 69, 75 Pattrick, Mrs Joan (GB), I3 Pendley Pottery (GB), 72, 96 Penraat, ) . (Holland), 3I, 37, 43 Percy, Arthur (Sweden), 105• Per on, igurd ( weden), 68 Pile, Barbara (GB), 82, 87• Pilkington Bro Ltd (GB), 47 Pinckney, Mrs hades (GB), 122 Platt, Joseph B. (usA), 36 Pomone, Atelier d'Art du Bon Marchc (France), 33 Poole De ign Unit (GB), 74 Priestley, Sylvia (G B), 83 Primavera (GB), 27, 30, 67 Pugh, Katherine E. (G B), 85 Purbeck Pottery (G B), 95, 99 Pye David W. (G B), 54, 76 Race, Erne t, FS1A (G B), 32•, 55, 57 Race, Ernest, Ltd (GB), 55, 57 Radway, Mr . B. (GB), 123 Ras Keramik (Denmark), 1II Ra mussen, lngeborg (Denmark), 11 I

Read, A. B., RDI, FS1A (GB), 66 Reason, A., & Son Ltd (GB), 10 Reich, Tibor, FSIA (GB), 87•, 88, 89 Reijmyre Glasbruk (Sweden), I 18 Rigollcau, Cristalerias, SA (Argentina), 117, I2I Ring, Lotta (Finland), 93 Risom, Jens (USA), 27, 56, 59 Risom, Jens, Design Inc (USA), 27, 56, 59 Robertson, T. R. L., DA (GB), 41 Robins, Seymour (usA), 30 Robsjohn-Gibbings, T. H. (US A), 26, 27, 40, 45, 56, 57, 59, 6o Romweber Industries Inc (US A), 37 ROrstrand Porslinsfabriker, AB (Sweden), 94•, 95•, 98•, roo, 101, 102 Rose, Ben (usA), 84, 85 Rosen, Alf (usA), 75 Rosenberg, E., F.R.S. Yorke, FFRIBA, and C. . Mardall, ARIBA (GB), 8, 13 Ro enthal, Rena, Inc (US A), 65 Royal College of Art (GB), 54, 73, 75, 77 Royal Copenhagen Porcelain Factory, The (Denmark), 71, 96, I06, 107 Royi::re, Jean (France), 23, 30, 33, 35, 36, 37, 48, 54, 63 Rubenstein Co., The (usA), 34 Ru coe, William (G B), 99 Russell, Chri topher (GB), 95, 99 Ruth, Th. (Holland), 55 S. W. Display (Hanging Gardens) Ltd (GB), 124 Sallama, Stig (Finland), 48 Saluman, Harry A., Co. (us A), 34 Sampe, Astrid (Sweden), 86, 92 Sanders, H. H. (USA), 103, to8, 109, IIO Sanderson, Arthur, & Sons Ltd (GB), IO, 62 Scarlett, Frank, FRIBA (GB), 8 Scheier, Edwin and Mary (usA), 94, 95, roo, III Schlanbusch, Ellen (Denmark), 73, 77 Schneider-Esleben, Dipl.lng .Arch. (Germany), 55 Schwaru, Harold M. (usA), 37 Scottish Furniture Manufacturers Ltd (GB), 51, 58, 61 Shelly, John (GB), ro6, 107 Sherwood, Mr Sybil (GB), 123 Shwayder (USA), 54 Silander-Lindfors, Joy (Finland), 48, 86, 87, 93 Simeon, Margaret (GB), 81 Simmul on, Mari (Sweden), 105• Skaraborgs M<lbelindustri, AB (Sweden), 25 Skawonius, S. E. (Sweden), 105• Snellman-Jaderholm, G. L. de (Finland), 65 S0borg M0belfabrik (Denmark), 29, 42 Sokole, Miron (us A), 63 pence, Edmond (usA), 42 pry, Mr Constance (GB), 123 St:Uhane, Carl Harry (Sweden), 94•, 95 •, 98 • Stauch, H. W. E. (S. Africa), I6, 17 Stennett-Willson, R. (GB), II5 Stephen en, Magnus (Denmark), 77 Sternfeldt, Sven, LRIBA (GB), 47 Steuben Glass (us A), II2, 114, II5 Stevens, R. S., Ltd (GB), 9, 12 Stilnovo (Italy), 64, 66 Stockmann 0/Y, AB (Finland), 48, 61, 64 Stolen, A. P. (Denmark), 56, 58 Stone, Edward D. (USA), 54, 59, 6o, 63 Stone, H. R. (GB), 72, 96 Straub, Marianne (GB), 6o Strudley, D. B. (Canada), 24 Stuart & Sons Ltd (GB), I 12 Svensk Tenn (Sweden), 34, 40, 62 Svenska M<lbelfabrikerna, Bodafors (Sweden), 57, 58 Swanson A sociates (us A), 59 Tabraham, J. H. (South Africa), 22 Taito 0/Y, AB (Finland), 66, 67 Takenaka, K. K. (Japan), 38


Talbot, S. C. (GB), 73 Tayler & Green, FFRIBA (GB), 20 Tearle, Peggy (GB), 9I * Templeton, James, & Co. Ltd (GB), 90, 91*, 92 Thomas, Robin (GB), 79 Thonet, Gebriider (Germany), 55 Thors on, Nils (Denmark), 71, 107 Tibor Ltd (GB), 5I, 87*, 88, 89 Tower, Meriel (GB), 83 Townsend, G. Paul on, LRIBA, & Eric Lyons, FRIBA (GB), 14 Trafalgar-Godrich (GB), 85 Troughron & Young (Lighting) Ltd (GB), 66 Trower, Thomas F ., FRIBA (GB), 21 Turnbull & Stockdale Ltd (GB), 79*, 84 Tynell, Paavo (Finland), 66, 67

Unika Vrev (Denmark), 90 United States Gypsum Company (usA), 39* Universal Potteries Inc (USA), 75 Up ala Ekeby, AB (Sweden), 105* Utrechtsche Machinale Stoel- en Meubelfabriek (Holland), 42, 61

Van-Kepple Green (usA), 68 van Sliedregt, Dirk (Holland), 41, 61 Vantona Textiles Ltd (GB), 34, 35 Vodder, Arne (Denmark), 58 Volther, Paul M. (Denmark), 41, 43, 51 Vorster, D. S. (South Africa), 22, 24 Vorster, D. S., & Co. (Pry) Ltd (S. Africa), 22, 24

Wade, James (GB), So Wagcmans & Van Tuinen, Wales Ltd (GB), 12



(Holland), 55

Walton Pottery Co. Ltd (GB), 87 * Wanscher, Ole (Denmark), 49* Ward, Neville, B.Arch, FSIA, & Frank Austin, FSIA (GB), 30 Warner & Sons Ltd (GB), 83, 87, 88 Wartsila-koncernen AB Arabia (Finland), 96, 97 Watson, N. (GB), 124 Webb & Corbett, Thomas, Ltd (GB), 115 Wegner, Hans J. (Denmark), 56, 58 Weinreis, Kate (Germany), 94, 95 Wellstead, D. (GB) 56 Wemyss Weavecraft Ltd (GB), 8I Whitehead, David, Ltd (GB), 10, 12, 78, 79, 82* Whittall, Eleanor (GB), 106, 107 Widdicomb Furniture Company, The (uSA), 26, 27, 40, 45, 56 57, 59, 6o Williams, J. A. (GB), 54 Williams-Gobeaux Studio (France), 85 Wirkkala, Tapia (Finland), 1 I4, 117 Wor-De-Klee Inc (USA), 19 Wormann, Hans N. (USA), 31 , 39 Wormley, Edward (usA), 25, 34, 45 Wright, John (GB), 91 Wright, Russel (USA), 54, 69, 115 Wuidarr, J., & Co. Ltd (GB), 115

Yabsley, P., MSIA (GB), 56 Yehia, M. B. A. (GB), 75 Yorke, F. R. S., E. Rosenberg, FFR!BA, & C. S. Mardall, ARI BA (GB), 8, 13 Yoshida, Professor !soya (Japan), r8 Young, Dennis, ARCA, MS!A, 26, 56

Zaalberg, Meindert (Holland), 97 Zaalberg, Potterij (Holland), 97



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Some of the brilliant effects that can be achieved with glass are shown above in the photograph of our Liverpool showroom. The entrance vestibule is screened by a panel of l' Toughened Glass, ornamented by acid treatments to show a variety ~(the ways in which glass can be used decoratively.An"ARMOURPLATE"glassdoorleadsinto the showroom itself, one wall ~f which has been faced with mirrors. A console table top of thick Toughened Glass rests against the mirrored wall, supported by two t• thick bent Toughened


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Glass fins built into a hard-wood base. An abstract design has been silvered on to the underside of the table, and deep 'punties' are brilliant-cut into the corners of the table top .for use as ash trays. The mirrors give the illusion of a complete table standing on four fins, creating an impression of spaciousness in a room which is really quite narrow. Our Technical Sales and Service Department will be pleased to give information and advice.

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by Brenda Girvin Beautiful urroundings set the cene for good food. This unu ual book ha uggestion , not only for preparing delicion meals but for serving them in an attractive manner. The forty r cipes includ some Continental and American di hes, all easy to make and illu trated with photograph to show how each ' ill look on serving.

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