Henry Dreyfuss Directing Design: The Industrial Designer and His Work, 1929 - 1972

On View: 
Tuesday, March 18, 1997 to Sunday, August 17, 1997

This retrospective of industrial designer Henry Dreyfuss features drawings, models, prototypes, and finished products. His designs include well-known classics such as the standard desk-style rotary telephone, the "Big Ben" alarm clock, the Polaroid Automatic 100 camera, and the Honeywell round thermostat. Dreyfuss was also responsible for the New York Central Railroad's streamlined "Mercury" train, ergonomic John Deere tractors, washing machines for Sears, and theatrical sets for plays such as The Last Mile

Organized by Russell Flinchum, guest curator at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and former Visual Resources Archivist at Henry Dreyfuss Associates.