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John VassosIndustrial Design for Modern Life$
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Danielle Shapiro

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780816693405

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816693405.001.0001

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Designed for Electricity

Designed for Electricity

Vassos’s Architectural Interiors

(p.109) 4. Designed for Electricity
John Vassos

Danielle Shapiro

University of Minnesota Press

This chapter examines Vassos’s interior design practices and links them to ideas about the home as a machine. Starting in the late 1920s, Vassos developed modular geometric electronic units that consolidated the entertainment features of the living room. His designs for the home morphed European modernism with American eclecticism, edging towards Bauhaus-style modularity.

Keywords:   interior design, Bauhaus, modularity, European modernism, American eclecticism, home design

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