TALK WITH JOHN STUART GORDON OF THE YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

Friday, October 20 at 6:30pm

Lurelle Guild for Electrolux Inc., Model 30 Vacuum Cleaner, 1937-38. Steel, aluminum, rubber, and vinyl. Yale University Art Gallery

John Stuart Gordon, author of A Modern World: American Design from the Yale University Art Gallery, 1920-1950, will give a lively talk about legendary industrial designer Lurelle Van Arsdale Guild (1898–1985).

 

Guild—who famously redesigned the Electrolux vacuum cleaner— was also an author, amateur architect, and a collector of American antiques. Guild’s diverse interests informed the objects he created for leading companies, some of which have become icons of Depression-era design. A peer of Russel Wright and Ruth Reeves, Guild also built and decorated a series of idiosyncratic Connecticut homes that celebrate his interest in early Americana.

 

In this design talk followed by a Q&A and reception, John Stuart Gordon will illustrate how Lurelle Guild embraced the future while looking to the past.

 

$20/ticket, free to members

Presented in cooperation with Manitoga/The Russel Wright Design Center

Reception sponsored by Munder-Skiles

 

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