Tommi Parzinger collection, 1935-1981.


Tommi Parzinger collection, 1935-1981.

This collection does not represent the entire Parzinger archive. The German firm, K.P.M., has the drawings Parzinger produced for the line of ceramics and a part of the documentation for the work in the United States was damaged or lost in a 1951 flood in the Madison Avenue office. However, enough of the archive remains to document a significant part of the designer's work from the 1940s-1970s. Included in the collection are brochures, ad sheets, magazine pages, chart-like sheets of furniture designs, drawings or blueprints, clippings, photographs, press articles, and pages of notes. The collection does not include business papers which were deliberately excluded for space reasons.

5 cu. ft.

Related Entities

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Norddeutscher Lloyd. (corporateBody)

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Rosenthal, Renate (person)

Katzenbach & Warren (corporateBody)

American Designers' Institute (corporateBody)

Charak of Boston. (corporateBody)

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Widdicomb, William. (person)

Robsjohn-Gibbings, Terence Harold, 1905- (person)

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Cooper-Hewitt Design Archive. (corporateBody)

Tritt, Olga. (person)

Palumbo Gallery. (corporateBody)

Textile Workers' Union of America (corporateBody)

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Parzinger, Tommi, 1903-1981. (person)

Tommi (Anton) Parzinger (1903-1981) was born in Munich and received professional design training there at the Kunstgewebeschule (School of Arts and Crafts). He began his career as a freelance designer in Germany and Austria, working in ceramics, wallpapers, lighting, textiles, and furniture. In 1932 he came to the United States as a prize for winning a poster contest for North German Lloyd, the steamship company. In 1935 he settled in New York and became associated with ...