Kent State University / The College of Wooster

INTERSECTIONS: Office Furniture Design – Technologies – Aesthetics

This paper will investigate the intersections of design, manufacturing technologies and aesthetics in the emerging commercial office furniture industry in the United States, 1875 – 1925. The commercial office furniture industry developed in the United States in the late nineteenth century in response to the changing nature and needs of conducting business. This study deals primarily with furniture which would be used in offices of clerical staff and managers.

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