Deco Skyscraper Table Mirror – Norman Bel Geddes


Industrial designer Norman Bel Geddes was employed by the Simmons Furniture Company of Chicago to update the bedroom line of furnishings. Instead of taking the period reproduction route, he introduced a bold new form of painted steel modern furniture, with roots in Germany's Bauhaus movement. This deco skyscraper table mirror is certainly the most memorable of the designs, and even pre-dates the Empire State Building by a few years! The line was produced from 1929 to 1932. Ours has been restored, including re-plating of the glass and metal trim, and a re-lacquered base. This iconic mirror resides in the Brooklyn Museum, and an example was part of the historic “Machine Age in America” touring museum exhibit and book.

Dimensions: 26″ H x 27″ W x 6.50″ D