The Designs of Hugh Acton
Hugh Acton had a prodigious career as an industrial designer, creating many works for schools, homes, libraries and offices, bringing an American craft ethos and a Scandinavian mind for simplicity to everyday spaces. From his home studio in Michigan, Acton created numerous iconic and accessible modernist designs over the course of five decades.
Images courtesy of the Hugh Acton Papers at the Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.
It has been my guiding principle, to simplify until everything is eliminated except the necessary.