Modern Design /07 October 2008

This pattern received honorable mention in the Competition for Printed Fabrics sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1947. The fabric designs were licensed to Waverly Products in the early 1950s to decorate trays in various sizes.
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Ray Eames

catch-it-all table
Waverly Products
USA, c. 1950
transfer-printed fiberglass, brass
26 w × 17 h in (66 × 43 cm)

The fiberglass tabletop of this form features the pattern Sea Things designed by Ray Eames.

This pattern received honorable mention in the Competition for Printed Fabrics sponsored by the Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1947. The fabric designs were licensed to Waverly Products in the early 1950s to decorate trays in various sizes.

This is the only known example of this form.

provenance: Neuman Trust Collection

literature: Eames Design: The Work of the Office of Charles and Ray Eames, Neuhart, Neuhart and Eames, ppg. 86-87 discuss and illustrate pattern design

estimate: $5,000–7,000
result: $6,000

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