Henry Glass

HENRY GLASS (1911-2003) was initially trained as an architect, although he found early success designing interiors and furnishings for Vienna’s bohemian elite. However, after immigrating to New York City in 1938, he established a career as a furniture and product designer. Glass moved to Chicago in 1942 and soon opened his own design firm, Henry P. Glass Associates. In addition to running his own business, Glass was a professor of industrial design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago for more than twenty years. This collection contains the original manuscript for Glass’s book Design and the Consumer, as well as his teaching lecture notes, product advertisements, brochures, and photographs. This collection was used in preparation for an exhibition of Glass’s work organized by the Art Institute of Chicago in 1999.

(Source: The Art Institute of Chicago)