Clock, André Dubreuil French, born 1951 Renowned for his inventive, innovative furniture and decorative arts, André Dubreuil is a leading contemporary designer, whose background as an antiques dealer and painter informs his smart, whimsical works, made in deliberate contrast to what he describes as the “minimal and boring character” of Modernist design.
Model 302 Telephone, 1937. Designed by Henry Dreyfuss (American, 1904–72) for Bell Telephone Company (USA). Manufactured by Western Electric Manufacturing Company (USA). Cast metal, enamel-coated steel, paper, rubber-sheathed cord, electronic components. Collection Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, museum purchase from the Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund, 1994-73-2. Photography: Hiro Ihara.