Decopix Art Deco Patent Of The Week-Vacuum Cleaner by Brooks Stevens

Hugely influential yet comparatively unknown, midwesterner Brooks Stevens (1911-1995) was among the most influential industrial designers. Like Henry Dreyfuss, Brooks Stevens was known for being both artistic and pragmatic, and this brought him considerable success. Those of us who grew … Read More

Decopix Art Deco Patent Of The Week-Prohibition Lamp

Our previous Art Deco Patent of the Week was both of the Depression and somewhat depressing, itself. But there could be gaiety, even during hard times as can be seen in Abraham Levy’s lamp from 1934.

Decopix Art Deco Patent of the Week-Depression Clock by F.J. Abel

Somehow, this clock speaks to depression with both a “D” and a small one. Read More

Decopix Art Deco Patent of the Week-Thermostat by Brooks Stevens

Was this delightful streamlined thermostat the work of Gilbert Rhode or Henry Dreyfuss? Well, neither. But someone just as influential. Read More

Decopix Art Deco Patent of the Week – Deco Diner by Roland Stickney

Roland Stickney, who made cars look fast and streamlined, did the same for restaurants. Read More

Decopix Art Deco Patent of the Week – Handless Clock by M.A. Vinas

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Some people have gotten the idea that Lawson and Pennwood were the first digital clocks. Not by a long shot. Read More

Decopix Art Deco Patent of the Week – A Tale of 2 Toasters

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Toasters were the perfect blank canvas for crisp new Art Deco and Streamline Moderne styles. Read More

Decopix Art Deco Patent of the Week – Mastercrafter’s Fantasy Clock

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John L. Hancock’s design for Chicago’s Mastercrafter’s Company is interesting in many ways. Read More