Kiosk From IBM Pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair

Summary

The kiosk, designed by the office of Charles and Ray Eames, is the sole survivor of several similar small structures installed within the vast IBM Pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair. Its light-hearted appearance -- suggesting carousel, fairground, and bandstand architecture -- was a counterbalance to the highly advanced computing technologies IBM was showcasing in the pavilion.

The kiosk, designed by the office of Charles and Ray Eames, is the sole survivor of several similar small structures installed within the vast IBM Pavilion at the 1964 New York World's Fair. Its light-hearted appearance -- suggesting carousel, fairground, and bandstand architecture -- was a counterbalance to the highly advanced computing technologies IBM was showcasing in the pavilion.

Artifact

Kiosk

Date Made

1963-1964

Henry Ford Museum
 On Exhibit

at Henry Ford Museum in New Acquisition Gallery

Object ID

2013.78.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Cast iron
Walnut (Wood)
Plastic laminate
Cardboard

Dimensions

Height: 192 in

Width: 122 in

Length: 111 in

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