Image ID
HB-05554-M
Headline
Four people with living room display, Herman Miller Showroom
Date Depicted
November 27, 1939
Date Created
November 27, 1939
Creator
Hedrich-Blessing
Creator Role
photographer
Artwork/Object Depicted
black-and-white negatives
Copyright Notice
© Chicago Historical Society, published on or before 2017, all rights reserved
Credit Line
HB-05554-M, Chicago History Museum, Hedrich-Blessing Collection
Inventory Number
1991.505
Storage Location
Hedrich-Blessing Collection
Acquisition Source
Hedrich-Blessing Collection
Horizon Bib. No.
6208
Max Pixels - Height
6000
Max Pixels - Width
4702
KEYWORDS
(n.p.)
built environment
architecture
people
women
men
interior views
Hedrich-Blessing
Herman Miller Furniture Company
furniture
showrooms
mid-century modern
Rohde, Gilbert
living rooms
model homes
Lucite
Hedrich-Blessing (Firm)
1991.505
coffee
tea
Chicago (Ill.)
hb05554m
four people with living room display herman miller showroom

Two women sit on a curved sectional sofa while conversing with a man sitting on a chair in the foreground, while another man puts out a cigarette in an ashtray on an end table, in a living room display at the Herman Miller Showroom (probably located at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois), November 27, 1939. The image also shows a circular glass-and-Lucite coffee table with brass details, as well as a wood-and-glass side table with lamp. The people depicted are most likely models. Photographed for Miller designer Gilbert Rohde.

Two women sit on a curved sectional sofa while conversing with a man sitting on a chair in the foreground, while another man puts out a cigarette in an ashtray on an end table, in a living room display at the Herman Miller Showroom (probably located at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, Illinois), November 27, 1939. The image also shows a circular glass-and-Lucite coffee table with brass details, as well as a wood-and-glass side table with lamp. The people depicted are most likely models. Photographed for Miller designer Gilbert Rohde.