Product Design Denver

February 2, 2016
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Highlights of the collection include:

  • The Davis W. and Ellen N. Moore Collection of Georgian silver
  • A series of architectural drawings by Frank Lloyd Wright
  • Furniture and product designs by the late Italian designer Ettore Sottsass
  • Several key works by Michael Graves
  • More than 800 rock-and-roll posters from the psychedelic era
  • A portfolio of original screen prints by Japanese architect Arata Isozaki
  • Chairs designed by Marcel Breuer, Joe Colombo, Tom Dixon, Charles and Ray Eames, Finn Juhl, Danny Lane, Thom Mayne, George Nakashima, Pierre Paulin, Gio Ponti, Eero Saarinen, Borek Sipek, Shigeru Uchida, Robert Venturi, Hans Wegner, and many others
  • Notable bodies of work by such influential graphic designers as Alvin Lustig, Saul Bass, Milton Glaser, Massimo Vignelli, Art Chantry, and Michael Bierut, among others
  • Significant works by innovative Colorado designers, including a selection of posters by Colorado artist John Sorbie, an assortment of screen prints by experimental printer Rick Griffith, a portfolio of architectural prints by visionary architect and professor Douglas Darden, and architectural drawings by Arnold Ronnebeck, Jeffrey Sheppard, and George Hoover
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