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IdcN Collection Exhibition Series Vol.20
Electric Dream: Household Electric Appliance and Modern Life

IdcN holds approximately 2,000 Art Deco items, ranging from furniture to electric appliances, tableware, magazines and posters, all of which were produced in the United States in the 1930s. This mode of design, having permeated the country at the dawn of the age of mass production, serves as precious material demonstrating the great shift in society and the industrial structure in the 20th Century. Even today, these supremely playful objects assert an uncanny freshness.
This is a serial exhibit in which we show, on a theme-by-theme basis, our nearly 2,000 examples of Art Deco collection. In volume 20, we highlight American household electric appliance and their lifestyle.


ホットサンドイッチ・トースター ファン・ヒーター

Sandwich Toaster/Year: 1937/Manufacturer: General Electric Company (Left)
Fan Heater/Year: 1935/Manufacturer: Arvin (Right)


Kitchen Table Set/Era: Latter 1930s-Early 1940s

バキューム・クリーナー ドライヤー

Vacuum Cleaner “Model 305”/Year: 1940/Manufacturer: Hoover/Designer: Henry Dreyfuss (Left)
Hair Dryer “ESKIMO”/Era: 1930s Late/Manufacturer: Bersted Manufacturing Company (Right)


Handy Vacuum Cleaner/Year: 1940/Manufacturer: Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company

Venue(s) Collection Gallery
4th Fl., Design Center Bldg., 18-1, Sakae 3-chome, Naka-ku, Nagoya, 460-0008 Japan


Date(s) Wed., November 5 2014 - Sun., December 27 2015
12:00 - 19:00
Closed Tuesdays, the Year-end and New Year holidays (It may also be temporarily closed on other days.)
Admission Free

International Design Center NAGOYA Inc.

Related content(s) American Art Deco Collection (Collection Gallery)
IdcN Collection Exhibition Series (Outline of Major Projects)

Venue for the IdcN Collection Exhibition Series Vol.20 | Electric Dream: Household Electric Appliance and Modern Life

Globe Radio
Year: 1935
Designer: Raymond Loewy
Manufacturer: Colonial

Book Shelf
Era: Mid-1930s-Latter 1930s