Bench, Designed by Walter Dorwin Teague, 1939

Summary

A pioneer of industrial design, Walter Dorwin Teague is best known for his work for the Eastman Kodak Company and the 1933 Chicago and 1939 New York World's Fairs. At both Fairs he designed the Ford Buildings, which included prototypes of these benches. During the 1939 Fair, Edsel Ford commissioned a group of these benches for the Museum.

A pioneer of industrial design, Walter Dorwin Teague is best known for his work for the Eastman Kodak Company and the 1933 Chicago and 1939 New York World's Fairs. At both Fairs he designed the Ford Buildings, which included prototypes of these benches. During the 1939 Fair, Edsel Ford commissioned a group of these benches for the Museum.

Artifact

Bench (Furniture)

Date Made

1939

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2016.26.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)

Dimensions

Height: 33.25 in

Width: 21.75 in

Length: 71 in

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