Henry Dreyfuss





Henry Dreyfuss

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born
in Brooklyn, The United States
March 02, 1904

died
October 05, 1972


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Henry Dreyfuss (March 2, 1904 – October 5, 1972) was an American industrial designer.

Dreyfuss was a native in Brooklyn, New York. As one of the celebrity industrial designers of the 1930s and 1940s, Dreyfuss dramatically improved the look, feel, and usability of dozens of consumer products. As opposed to Raymond Loewy and other contemporaries, Dreyfuss was not a stylist: he applied common sense and a scientific approach to design problems. His work both popularized the field for public consumption, and made significant contributions to the underlying fields of ergonomics, anthropometrics, and human factors.

Until 1920 Dreyfuss studied as an apprentice to theatrical designer Norman Bel Geddes, his later competitor, and opened his own office i...more


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