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Raymond Loewy- Designs for a Consumer Culture


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The Raymond Loewy exhibition has made it to Houston and is on display through March 20 at the Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture at the University of Houston Central Campus.

Following is a story about Loewy and the exhibit from CNN:

ATLANTA, Georgia (CNN)

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Years ago I was employed at Taylor Instruments in Rochester, NY. I happened to mention Raymond Loewy and some of the old timers mentioned that Mr. Loewy had designed some of Taylor's products.

Unfortunately, Taylor had moved some of its operations just a few months before I began working there. The company librarian said that about a hundred years of records ("old junk") had been discarded during the move, and that she could find no records of designs that Loewy may have done for Taylor.

What a shame. There were a couple of scientific instruments (pressure gauges?) in the storeroom which looked like something he may have designed but I have no way to verify that.

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