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Raymond Loewy 6 Drawer Dresser for Mengel

$3,195.00 $2,795.00

*Price includes Restoration

Uber rare and early mid-century modern dresser by Raymond Loewy for Mengel furniture company. It features enameled oak drawer fronts, modern black steel pulls, and splayed wrought iron legs.

These dressers were designed in the late 1940s to early 1950s and are expressions of the earliest mid-century modernist aesthetic. Forward-thinking and clean lines.

Dimensions:  48 in. W x D 19 in.x H 30.5 in. 

About the designer: "You’re warmly familiar with the work. The first time you drank a modern-day bottle of Coca-Cola, his bottle shape became ingrained in your memory. From the prestigious design work he completed on President John F. Kennedy’s Air Force One to the design of the familiar Greyhound bus, Raymond Loewy’s efforts showed no limitations. Raymond Loewy has long been regarded as the most famous American Industrial Designer" 

Raymond Loewy was a French-born American industrial designer who achieved fame for the magnitude of his design efforts across a variety of industries. He was recognized for this by Time magazine and featured on its cover on October 31, 1949.

He spent most of his professional career in the United States, becoming a naturalized citizen in 1938. Among his designs were the Shell, Exxon, TWA and the former BP logos, the Greyhound Scenicruiser bus, Coca-Cola vending machines and bottle redesign, the Lucky Strike package, Coldspot refrigerators, the Studebaker Avanti and Champion, and the Air Force One livery. He was engaged by equipment manufacturer International Harvester to overhaul its entire product line, and his team also assisted competitor Allis-Chalmers. He undertook numerous railroad designs, including the Pennsylvania Railroad GG1, S-1, and T1 locomotives, the color scheme and Eagle motif for the first streamliners of the Missouri Pacific Railroad, and a number of lesser known color scheme and car interior designs for other railroads. His career spanned seven decades.

The press referred to Loewy as The Man Who Shaped America, The Father of Streamlining and The Father of Industrial Design.