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ICA furniture

ICA furniture

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People

  • James Frazer Stirling (creator)
  • James Frazer Stirling (furniture designer)
  • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

Title

ICA furniture

Dates of creation

1952-[after 1975?], predominant 1952-1953, [1970?-1975?]

Level of archival description

File 1

Extent and Medium

  • 24 photographs
  • 6 drawings
  • 5 negatives

Scope and Content

File documents a prototype coffee table designed and fabricated by Stirling and shown in "Tomorrow's Furniture", an exhibition held from 5 - 29 June 1952 at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), London, England, United Kingdom. Material in this file was produced between 1952 and probably after 1975.

File contains publication drawings and photographic materials.

Reference Number

AP140.S2.SS1.D1

Location

London Greater London England United Kingdom

Language of material

Documents are in English and German.

Inventory

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D1.P1
    • Title: Freehand drawing for the layout of a publication drawing
    • Dates of creation: probably between 1970 and 1975
    • Form: drawings
    • Catalogued items within this file 1

    People:

    • Russell Bevington (draughtsman)
    • Ulrich Schaad (draughtsman)
    • James Frazer Stirling (draughtsman)
    • Léon Krier (draughtsman)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    freehand drawing for the layout of a publication drawing, plans, elevations, a detail, and axonometrics, and one hand-coloured drawing

    Quantity / Object type:

    6 publication drawing(s)

    Stage and Purpose:

    • publication

    Technique and media:

    Graphite, ink, and coloured pencil on translucent paper

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 17 x 13 cm (6 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.) sheet (largest): 40 x 55 cm (15 3/4 x 21 5/8 in.)

    Physical Description:

    - The hand-coloured drawing for two axonometrics for the ICA prototype coffee table was originally in a mat.

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0381

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D1.P2
    • Title: Views of the ICA prototype coffee table in Stirling's sitting room in London
    • Dates of creation: 1952 or after, and 1970 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 2

    People:

    • Michael Wickham (photographer)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Description:

    views of the ICA prototype coffee table in Stirling's sitting room in London, publication drawings, and a photograph of an unidentified light-weight structure published in the book 'James Stirling: Buildings and Projects, 1950-1974' to illustrate the ICA prototype coffee table project

    Quantity / Object type:

    24 photograph(s)

    Technique and media:

    Gelatin silver prints

    Dimensions:

    sheet (smallest): 12 x 17 cm (4 3/4 x 6 11/16 in.) sheet (largest): 17 x 22 cm (6 11/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0382

    Objects that have been catalogued:

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D1.P3
    • Title: View of the ICA prototype coffee table in Stirling's sitting room in London and a publication drawing
    • Dates of creation: 1951 or after, and 1970 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Michael Wickham (photographer)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    2 negative(s)

    Dimensions:

    negative (smallest): 6 x 10 cm (2 3/8 x 3 15/16 in.) negative (largest): 10 x 13 cm (3 15/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0382

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    • Reference Number: AP140.S2.SS1.D1.P4
    • Title: Views of publication drawings
    • Dates of creation: 1970 or after
    • Form: photographs
    • Catalogued items within this file 0

    People:

    • Michael Wickham (photographer)
    • James Frazer Stirling (archive creator)

    Quantity / Object type:

    3 negative(s)

    Technique and media:

    Glass negatives

    Dimensions:

    negatives: 12 x 17 cm (4 3/4 x 6 11/16 in.)

    Credit line:

    James Stirling/Michael Wilford fonds
    Collection Centre Canadien d'Architecture/
    Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montréal

    Folder Number:

    140-0405

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