FURNITURE FORUM, June 1951. Englewood, NJ: Phillip L. Pritchard [Volume 2, Number 4].

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Phillip L. Pritchard [Editor], Edgar Bartolucci [Art Director]

Phillip L. Pritchard [Editor], Edgar Bartolucci [Art Director]: FURNITURE FORUM [The Portfolio of Contemporary Design]. Englewood, NJ: Phillip L. Pritchard, June 1951 [Volume 2, Number 4]. Quarto. Printed wrappers. 38 pp. bound with brads [as issued]. Fully illustrated in black and white. Curatorial information includes designer, materials, and measurements. Uncoated wrappers worn and soiled, but a very good copy.

8.75 x 11 softcover edition with 38 pages of black and white photographs of contemporary furniture, lighting, and fabric, circa 1951. This volume is a goldmine of reference material for identifying early-fifties contemporary furniture and home fixtures, but you probably already knew that, didn't you?

  • Publisher’s Notes
  • Significance of Color: Elizabeth Burris-Meyer
  • Personalities: short illustrated profiles of Paavo Tynell, Alexander F. Styne, Norman Cherner, Tony Paul, Marvin Berrier & Angelo Gnazzo, and Martin Freedgood.
  • Furniture: Aalto Design-Finsven: Alvar Aalto; Robert Barber: Joe Martin, Alexander F. Styne, Tony Paul; Bernhard & Hayes: Martin Freedgood; Directional Modern Showrooms: Paul McCobb; Herman Miller Furniture Company: Peter Hvidt & O. M. Nielsen;  Konwiser: Norman Cherner; Reilly-Wolff Associates: only the finest hardoy knockoffs!; Peter S. Hurlbut: Peter S. Hurlbut [Duh]; Jens Risom Design: Jens Risom; Swedish Modern: Bengt Akerblom; Waldron Associates: Edward Durell Stone For Fulbright Industries; and Designed For Moderns.
  • Lighting: General Lighting; Finland House: Paavo Tynell; Heifetz:Yasha Heifetz; Berrier-Gnazzo: Marvin Berrier & Angelo Gnazzo.
  • Fabrics:Greeff Fabrics: Angelo Testa; Konwiser: Irma Schneider, Matt Kahn; Ben Rose.
  • Accessories: Fraser’s Contemporary Design: Dr. Herman Gretsch, Trude Petri-Raben, Gio Ponti.
  • Retail Directory
  • Volume Two Master Index

The Furniture Forum Advisory Board for 1951 included Robert Alexander, Pietro Belluschi, Serge Chermayeff, Alexander Girard, Charles Granger, Greta Grossman, Walter Gropius, Karl Kamrath, Carl Koch, Ernest Kump, Dorothy Wright Liebes, Alvin Lustig, George Nelson, Hugh Stubbins, and others.