Glass Chair at the 1939 New York World’s Fair

Chair, c. 1948, attributed to Henry Turchin, design direction by Louis Dierra, manufactured by the Pittsburgh Plate Glass Company (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA), slumped plate glass, metal, woven textile (Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, New York City)

This video was produced in cooperation with the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

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Cite this page as: Dr. Emily Orr and Dr. Steven Zucker, "Glass Chair at the 1939 New York World’s Fair," in Smarthistory, November 12, 2015, accessed September 26, 2023,