Founded to Promote the Decorative Arts
The American Designer’s Gallery was founded in New York in 1928 to promote high aesthetic standards in the modern decorative arts and support designers’ professional standing. Its headquarters were located at the gallery of interior designer and decorator Paul Frankl. Donald Deskey, Ruth Reeves, Joseph Urban, and Henry Varum Poor were among the members.
The inaugural show, held in the Chase National Bank building in New York in 1928, had 15 designers in ten entire rooms with some exhibitions. In 1929, there was a second exhibition.
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