Silver to Steel: The Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk

Silver to Steel: The Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk


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This comprehensive book examines the work of celebrated modernist industrial designer Peter Muller-Munk, an international leader in his field during the mid-twentieth century. This groundbreaking book situates Peter Muller-Munk (1904–1967), a German émigré to the U.S., among the most influential designers of his generation. It presents the untold story of a man who rose from anonymity as a young silversmith at Tiffany & Co. to become a crucial postwar designer, promoting the practice of industrial design across the globe through one of the top design consultancies in America: Peter Muller-Munk Associates (PMMA). This generously illustrated book begins with Muller-Munk’s remarkable Art Deco silver and provides new context for his best-known designs: the streamlined
Normandie pitcher and Waring waterfall blender. But the revelation comes in his previously undocumented work:
memorable products like cameras, radios, cocktail shakers,
power tools, and refrigerators; and total environments for gas stations, international expositions, and mass-transit vehicles.
Muller-Munk’s prestigious clients included Bell & Howell,
Westinghouse, U.S. Steel, Texaco, and Schick. This compelling overview of Muller-Munk’s life and impressive legacy is punctuated by colorful case studies of his firm’s contributions to wide-ranging aspects of mid-century life.

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ISBN-13: 9783791354637
Publisher: Prestel Publishing
Publication date: 11/25/2015
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 9.40(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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