Eleanor Brown viewing the miniature rooms at the opening of the exhibit
Painted glass by the muralist Jan Juta (you can see him in the first photo on the right)
- Choosing to display models, a step to translate ideas into real materials, colors, and finishes. Brown and Fakes understood that people usually get a better sense of a project with three-dimensional models as compared to two-dimensional drawings.
- Moving around the country, displaying the work like a museum’s traveling exhibition, and promoting their designs and business in a relaxed informal manner. A traveling show house, so to speak…
- Keeping its valued employees who worked hard to create the miniature rooms- none of the staff was laid off throughout the Depression.
- Donating revenue generated by the exhibit to charities.
I wonder- are these rooms still on display at McMillen’s?
Sixty Years of Interior Design by Erica Brown
Photos 4,5 photography by Emelie Danielson