Composed of Vinylite and manufactured by a chemical company (Gallowhur Chemical Corp. of Windsor, VT) this Inflatable Chair (1944) typifies the application of innovative materials and production techniques — heightened during wartime — to domestic products. Designer William H. Miller was an employee of Gallowhur Chemical.
During World War II, Miller collaborated with a cousin of Franklin D. Roosevelt to design a pocket-sized water-desalination device that became standard equipment for Army and Navy Fliers.
Photographed as Part of the Exhibit The Value of Good Design, On View Through June 15th, 2019 at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC.
Sculptress Carole A. Feuerman is world-renowned for her hyper-realistic, cast resin and oil painted sculptures of swimmers and bathers. They are really quite breathtaking. Jim Kempner Fine Art is currently hosting a show of Carole’s new works entitled The Golden Mean which has sculptures ranging in size from very tiny to large than life. Here are few pieces from the show.
She even paints water droplets on the skin – very cool!
Carole A Feuerman’s The Golden Mean runs through June 29th, 2013 at Jim Kempner Fine Art located at 501 West 23rd Street, on the Northwest corner of 23rd Street and Tenth Avenue in the Chelsea Gallery District, NYC.