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EXHIBIT
Pavilion of American Interiors
AUTHORIZED REPRESENTATIVE
Mr. Robert Elton
Chairman of the Board
Pavilion of American Interiors, Inc.
301 East 47th Street
New York 17, New York
PL 2-6190
PUBLIC RELATIONS AGENCY
Miss Nan Morrison
Harold J. Siesel Company
845 Third Avenue
New York 22, New York
PL 9-6500
FAIR CONTACT
Miss Phyllis Adams
CONTRACT SIGNED
July 28, 1961
LOCATION
Block 5; Lot 5
Industrial Area
AREA
38,110 sq. ft.
ARCHITECT
Thomas H. Yardley
1758 Newfield Avenue
Stamford, Connecticut
203 DA 2-1355
DESIGNER
John Vassos
54 West 55th Street
New York 19, New York
CO 5-4976
CONTRACTOR
Ingram and Greene
ADMISSION
Free
Line Drawing

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

FEATURES
Exterior: The four-story, circular flow building is the only exhibit at the Fair devoted exclusively to home furnishings. The second and third floors have a glass-enclosed observation area set up as a lounge where visitors may rest their weary feet and enjoy a colorful, panoramic vista of the Fair.

Interior: The first and third floors house the exhibits of 125 manufacturers of furniture, floor coverings, lamps and draperies. There is also a special Designers' Gallery in which department stores have decorated rooms indigenous to the region in which the particular store is located.

The second floor, sponsored by the American Institute of Interior Designers, contains exhibits of the architectural or decorating professions. There will be 14 rooms, each by a different chapter of the A.I.D.

The fourth floor accommodates exhibits of summer and casual furniture, as well as exhibits by various museums. This floor also houses a private lounge and restaurant for exhibitors, their clients and friends.

Other features of the Pavilion of American Interiors include the Cooper Union's "History of Seating Through the Ages". The Museum of Contemporary Crafts demonstrates the scope and vitality of American craft expressions with actual craftsmen at work. Pratt Institute projects ideas of using residential space in the year 2,000, and the Fine Hardwoods Association presents "Design Unlimited for a Better Life".

Information Centers are on each of the four floors. They furnish exhibitor data on products, such as price, availability, dealers or distributors anywhere in the country.

Pavilion of American Interiors

Source: NY World's Fair Publication For Those Who Built the Fair

Pavilion of American Interiors
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