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Apartment of Allen Daskal, Chicago, IL, 1960s.

Artist/Designer: Albert Hadley

Project Location: Illinois, United States

Figure 1: When Albert Hadley was hired to design the interiors of a duplex apartment in Chicago, he brought his trademark design sensibilities: clean lined upholstery, a mix of contemporary furniture with antiques, a primarily neutral background with graphic fabrics for contrast. The rug shown in this photo was custom made by Edward Fields, the curtain fabric is by D.D. and Leslie Tillet. ( Photographer: Image via House Beautiful Magazine, January 1971 issue, page 50 )
Figure 2: Mr. Hadley divided the cavernous, double height living room into two distinct spaces with a large antique center table that can be used for dining dividing them. An antique tole chandelier also anchors the space. To "lighten the look of the enormous fireplace", Mr. Hadley used an antique mantel and designed a surround of white tiles with hand-painted blue, whimsical animals. ( Photographer: Image via House Beautiful Magazine, January 1971 issue, page 51. )


Primary Material(s):
Fabric, Wood

Residential Structure

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Significant Date(s):
20th Century, 1960-1969

Additional Information:
"Overcoming Size with Serenity: Opposites with a Mutual Attraction", House Beautiful Magazine, January 1971, pages 50, 51.

Lewis, Adam. Albert Hadley: The Story of America's Preeminent Interior Designer (New York: Rizzoli, 2005).

Parish, Sister, Albert Hadley, Christopher Petkanas. Parish-Hadley: Sixty Years of American Design (Boston: Little, Brown, 1995).

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