Walter Dorwin Teague and Steuben|
Posting Number 3358 Date: 02/12/20 Return to Posting List
1931 was the heart of the depression and Steuben, under Carder's leadership, was losing money. "Following a few months of correspondence in late 1931, Amory Houghton appointed the well-known industrial designer Walter Dorwin Teague as design consultant to Corning and Steuben under a one-year contract commencing in February 1932. From his Madison Avenue offices in New York City, Teague was to work out a series of new 'modern' designs for Steuben table ware, visiting the Corning plant monthly to supervise production. Teague made it clear that he did 'not expect to have any modifications made in my designs except with my approval and that he could not 'share responsibility for my own work with anyone else.'"
p. 62-65 of Steuben Glass An American Tradition in Crystal, revised and expanded edition by Mary Jean Madigan
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