Hennessey, William: MODERN FURNISHINGS FOR THE HOME. New York: Acanthus Press, 1997.

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MODERN FURNISHINGS FOR THE HOME

William Hennessey, Stanley Abercrombie [introduction]

William Hennessey: MODERN FURNISHINGS FOR THE HOME. New York: Acanthus Press, 1997. First edition thus [originally published by Reinhold in 1952].  Quarto. Black cloth titled in silver. Printed dust jacket. 296 pp. 480 black and white photographs. Trivial wear overall: a nearly fine book in a nearly fine dust jacket.

8.5 x 10.5  hardcover book with 296 pages and 480 black and white photographs illustrating classic midcentury furniture and decorative designs, circa 1952.  New introduction by Stanley Abercrombie. Along with George Nelson's Interiors Library Volume Chairs, this book is one of the best surveys of midcentury modern furniture. Plus, this volume includes many rare examples of light fixtures and fabrics, two genres noticeably absent from most midcentury anthologies.

  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Storage
  • Sofas and Beds
  • Desks
  • Budget
  • Lighting
  • Fabrics
  • Manufacturers
  • Designers
  • Photographers

Designers include Franco Albini, Hans Bellmar, Benjamin Baldwin, Alexander Calder, Serge Chermayeff, Norman Cherner, Dorothy Cole, Salvador Dali, Charles Eames, Ray Eames, George Farkas, Taylor Green, George Hansen, Yasha Heifertz, Pierre Jeanneret, Florence Knoll, Ray Komai, Stig Lindberg, Alvin Lustig, Bruno Mathsson, Paul McCobb, Albert McKeegan, George Nakashima, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, Gio Ponti, Harvey Probber, Paul Rand, Raymor, Jens Risom, TH Robsjohn-Gibbings, Ben Rose, Eero Saarinen, Angelo Testa, Mies van der Rohe, Hendrick Van Keppel, Edward Wormley, Bengt Akerblom, William Armbruster, Arredoluce, Milo Braughman, Blanc Studio, Dorr Bothwell, Arthur Brill, Joseph Burnett, Carlo De Carli, Freda Diamond, Marion Dorn, Andre Dupre, A. J. Durelli, Robert Elliott, David England, Flaggermus, Joseph Frank, Robert Gage, General Lighting Co., Harry Gitlin, Klaus Grabe, Greef Fabrics, Albert Herbert, Claude Herndon, Stewart Ross James, J. G. Furniture Co., Matt Kahn, Kagen & Clarke Tammis Keefe, Knoll Planning Unit, Koch & Lowy, Elsie Krummeck, Estelle & Erwine Laverne, Karl Lightfoot, Lightolier, Ross Littell,Albert Mckeegan, Claymitchie, Muller-Barringer, Mutual-Sunset Lamp Co., Nessen Studio Inc., Folke Ohlson, Ico Parisi, Prospectives, Naomi Raymond, Joel Robinson, Bernard Rudofsky, Irving Sabo, John B. Salterini, Sarfatti, Bertha Schaefer, Arno Scheiding, Helen Scheim, Everett Sebring, Sligh Furniture Co., Don Smith, Abel Sorenson, Richard Stein, Edward Stone, Marianne Strengell, Elias Svedberg, Swedish Modern Inc., Ilmari Tapiovaara, Tempestini, Paul Thiry, John Van Zweinen, Kurt Versen, Verselay, Clark Voorhees, John Waldheim, Gilbert Watrous, Carter Winter, David Wurster, Stanley Young, and others.

Manufacturers include Bonniers, Cheney Brothers, Custom Craft Inc., Dunbar Furniture Company, Edgewood Furniture Co., Fulbright Industries, Furnwood Corporation, General Lighting, Golding Decorative Fabrics, Goodall Fabrics Inc., Klaus Grabe Inc.,  Grand Rapids Chair Co., Greef Fabrics Inc., Hansen, The Heifertz Company, Herman Miller, J. G. Furniture Inc., Konwiser Inc., Knoll Associates, Laverne Originals, Ledlin Lighting, Dorothy Liebes Studio, Lightfoot Studio, Lightolier Inc., L. Anton Maix Inc., Nessen Studio North Craft Lighting Co., Charles Pechance Jr., Harvery Probber,Raymor, Richards-Morgenthau, Jens Risom Designs Inc., Ben Rose, John B. Salterini, Schiffer Prints, F. Schumacher & Co., M. Singer & Sons, Swedish Modern Inc., Van-Keppel-Green, Kurt Versen Lamps, John B. Waldheim Associates, Widdicomb Furniture Inc.,Winchendon Furniture Co. and others.

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