The exhibition "Product Environment: New Furniture" was organized by Emily S. Rauh, the curator of the City Art Museum of St. Louis. It was held from September 30, 1970 to November 10, 1970. The exhibition featured products in living rooms and other domestic interiors that demonstrated the potential and future of residential furnishings. 130 products were shown, created by fifty-seven designers from various countries including the United States, France, Japan, and Scandinavia. The concept of the exhibition was for the designers to illustrate the juxtaposition of current mass production techniques with simplified manufacturing techniques. Interestingly, many of the products were created for mass production and the average consumer, and included furnishings that sold for under twenty dollars. The records for the exhibition include correspondence, object lists, publicity material, and installation and exhibition planning documentation.
Decorative Arts Department Records : VII. Exhibition Records : J. "Product Environment: New Furniture." September 30, 1970-November 10, 1970
Subseries J. "Product Environment: New Furniture." September 30, 1970-November 10, 1970
Date:1970-1971Scope and Content Note