Category: vintage interior design

move-and-still: 1938 vanity

move-and-still:

1938 vanity

hagleyvault: December 3rd is International Day…

hagleyvault:

December 3rd is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This observance was established in 1981 by the United Nations as an opportunity to
celebrate the achievements of people living with disabilities worldwide, to promote awareness of the challenges they face, and to consider the roles that we all can play in breaking down barriers to a more inclusive global community.

We’re observing the day with these images from the

International Lead Zinc Research Organization (ILZRO)
house, which was built in Foster, Rhode Island during the 1970s under the guidance of universal design pioneer Marc Harrison (1936-1998).

Following the principles of universal design, the house was designed to be universally accessible to all, regardless of differences in physical or mental abilities.  As a result, the home was equipped with features such as pressure-operated light switches, sinks and other work surfaces installed at lower heights, as well as innovative construction materials and energy conservation strategies.

To see more images and documents relating to the ILZRO house, or to see other items in the Hagley Library’s collections related to universal design, visit the Universal Design collection in our Digital Archives by clicking here. To see other digitized items from the Hagley Library’s

Marc Harrison papers (Accession 2193), click here.

superseventies:

superseventies:

1970s interior design

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supremeinteriors: MODERN FURNITURE AND DECORAT…

supremeinteriors:

MODERN FURNITURE AND DECORATION | Robert Harling ©1971

danismm:

danismm:

Lucite Wall Paint, 1971 ad

supremeinteriors:

supremeinteriors:

LIVING FOR TODAY | Karen Fisher ©1972

Groovy Den DesignFrom The Practical Encycloped…

Groovy Den Design

From The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, 1970.

archiveofaffinities: Alan Buchsbaum, Metamorph…

archiveofaffinities:

Alan Buchsbaum, Metamorphosis Hair Salon, Great Neck, New York, 1969

80sretroelectro: Design for a staircase, 1986…

80sretroelectro:

Design for a staircase, 1986.

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