Sadly, there are no Vines of industrial design studios from seventy years ago. But we're lucky indeed that ID'er C. Stowe Myers was toting a film camera around inside Walter Dorwin Teague's office in the 1940s, giving us some rare (and of course unnarrated) glimpses at what it was like in there.Open-plan office, check. Cubicles, nope (not invented yet). OSHA regulations? Nah—you'll see them rendering with an airbrush, no respirator, and cutting wood with a bandsaw, no safety glasses. You'll also see some guy spiking the punch bowl at the Christmas party:
Business in front... ...party in back
Speaking of Teague, Jason Morris' Teague: Design & Beauty doc, which some of you were lucky enough to catch last year in Austin, will next be shown at the Trail Dance Film Festival in Oklahoma. Can't make that one? Then convince your school—or local library or museum—to host a screening!
Via ID Sandbox