The Furniture of Tomorrow (Art Workers Guild), 1939
End Date: 3 February 1939
Type: Lecture and discussion
Description: S. Chermayeff read a paper arguing that, though 'machine-made furniture was the logical outcome of modern social conditions [...] it was the artist's function to control the use of the machine'. G. Russell followed, showing slides. H. T. Smith opened the discussion, followed by R. Garbe, J. R. Biggs, H. G. Murphy, L. D. Luard, H. Stabler, C. Emanuel and L. Walker. Chermayeff took questions (Fifty-sixth annual report of the committee of the Art Workers' Guild, 1940, p. 11).
Policy: 'Meetings are held fortnightly, when papers are read and their subjects illustrated as fully as possible. Visitors must be introduced by a member' (Year's Art, 1913, pp. 169-70).
Organizing Institution or Venue
Organized by Art Workers Guild
Speaker Richard Louis Garbe
The Year's Art 1913: A Concise Epitome of all Matters Relating to the Arts of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, and to the Schools of Design which have occurred during the year 1912, together with information respecting the events of the year 1913
Citing this record
'The Furniture of Tomorrow (Art Workers Guild), 1939', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/event.php?id=msib2_1221141612, accessed 29 Apr 2017]