The Life And Work of Industrial Designer Charles Harrison
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Designs by Chuck Harrison not only reflected our changing lives, they often drove the transformation itself that took place in the American home and workplace during the era following World War II through the mid-1980s.
Retired from both professional design and teaching, Harrison is currently speaking on his life's work and passion as captured in this insightful memoir.
A Life's Design chronicles the life, career and the emergent philosophy of Charles "Chuck" Harrison, one the most prolific and respected industrial designers of his time, an influencer on style and design today, and a pioneer as the first African American executive ever hired by Sears Roebuck & Company.
"The range of design projects that Harrison completed in his career was quite remarkable," writes Professor Noel Mayo, Department of Design at Ohio State University. "This book will be very helpful to designers, historians, design educators and students around the world."
Harrison's inspirational life, his timeless approach to design and his passion for inspiring others with humour, insight and humility provide a story worth hearing.
Charles "Chuck" Harrison is an American industrial designer residing in Chicago. He was the first African-American executive to work at Sears, Roebuck and Company, starting in 1961, directing the product design department, and eventually becoming the company's Chief Designer. He was involved in the design of over 750 consumer products, including the iconic Fisher-Price View-Master toy, portable hair dryers, toasters, stereos, lawn mowers, sewing machines, Craftsman power tools, the see-through measuring cup, fondue pots, stoves, and the first plastic trash can, which has been credited with changing the sound of trash collection day. [From Wikipedia]
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- Hardcover: 125 pages
- ISBN-10: 0977327108
- ISBN-13: 978-0977327102
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