Donald Deskey’s decorative furnishings included this waste basket of about 1928, which evokes both skyscrapers and electrical lights, and uses the same strong geometries and color contrasts seen on some of his screens. These objects could be mixed with Deskey’s own chrome and mixed-media furniture or Paul Frankl’s Skyscraper forms.
This object was
Jacqueline Loewe Fowler.
It is credited
Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler.
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Its dimensions are
H x W x D: 34.9 × 34.9 × 22.5 cm (13 3/4 × 13 3/4 × 8 7/8 in.)
Cite this object as
Wastebasket, Wastebasket; Designed by Donald Deskey (American, 1894–1989); wood, paint, silver leaf; H x W x D: 34.9 × 34.9 × 22.5 cm (13 3/4 × 13 3/4 × 8 7/8 in.); Gift of Jacqueline Loewe Fowler; 2018-29-2
This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920s.