VTV Classics (r3): American Streamlined Design, Wolfsonian FIU, Miami Beach (2008)

American Streamlined Design – The World of Tomorrow at The Wolfsonian FIU was an exhibition that focused on a design era that developed in the 1930s and ’40s, characterized by curving forms, and smooth, clean silhouettes. The aerodynamic design of planes, trains and cars become popular as streamlining for everything, including typewriters, hair dryers, and toasters. The 2008 exhibition at The Wolfsonian Florida International University drew primarily on the collection of Eric Brill, which now belongs to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. It featured designs by Norman Bel Geddes, Henry Dreyfuss, Raymond Loewy, Walter Dorwin Teague, Lurelle Guild, and others.

This is another segment in our series r3 that highlights the treasures of VernissageTV’s huge archive. R3 is a series of VernissageTV classics, now re-mastered, re-edited and reissued in High Definition. Click here for the complete list of videos. Click here for the original post.

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