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Drawing, Design for WilliWear Store, Paris, France, 1987

This is a Drawing. It was designed by Dan Friedman and made for (as the client) Willi Smith and made for WilliWear Ltd.. It is dated 1987 and we acquired it in 1997. Its medium is black and red marking pen, crayon, collage on tracing paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Dan Friedman was a close friend of WilliWear and a frequent collaborator. His design for the Paris store, his first commercial interior, expressed his versatility as a graphic designer, product designer, and artist. Biomorphic furniture forms filled the colorful space, and a black-and-white desk and kiosk show how Friedman applied the scheme of the WilliWear logo to an immersive environment.

This object was donated by Ken Friedman. It is credited Gift of Ken Friedman.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 42.8 × 35.5 cm (16 7/8 in. × 14 in.) H x W (frame allowance): 45.4 × 38.1 cm (17 7/8 in. × 15 in.)

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for WilliWear Store, Paris, France, 1987; Designed by Dan Friedman (American, 1945–1995); USA; black and red marking pen, crayon, collage on tracing paper; H x W: 42.8 × 35.5 cm (16 7/8 in. × 14 in.) H x W (frame allowance): 45.4 × 38.1 cm (17 7/8 in. × 15 in.); Gift of Ken Friedman; 1997-19-126

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Willi Smith: Street Couture.

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