Gilbert Rohde, Vanity and Ottoman, 1934. Made by Herman Miller…

Gilbert Rohde, Vanity and Ottoman, 1934. Made by Herman Miller Furniture Company, USA. Yale University Art Gallery “Hollywood film actresses made vanities a glamorous 1930s furniture form. This example was introduced at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair...

Gilbert Rohde, Vanity and Ottoman, 1934. Made by Herman Miller Furniture Company, USA. Yale University Art Gallery

Hollywood film actresses made vanities a glamorous 1930s furniture form. This example was introduced at the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair in the House of Tomorrow. The vanity unites the late 1920s Bauhaus experiments in tubular steel with the panache of high-style French furniture.

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