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1960's Bloomingdale's Furniture Displays by Barbara D'Arcy


Of all the American department stores, Bloomingdale's New York was the ultimate in mod. These wild, psychedelic store environments were created by designer Barbara D' Arcy.

Four projectors flashed 36 images on the walls of this ultra modern Bloomingdale's room. Features inflatable furniture and shag rug.

The "cave room" was made of wood and chicken wire that was sprayed with urethane foam.

An all-cardboard room with help from architect Frank Gehry. Room featured his corrugated cardboard Easy Edges chairs with cardboard floors and walls.

Illuminated room featured Marc Held's low profile bed, night table and ottoman. Transparent acrylic risers and soffits were used to produce the wild lighting effects.

This model room was called "Saturday's Generation" because of all the young people that hung out in Bloomingdale's furniture department on Saturdays. Plastic furniture is by Kartell and D'Arcy created the mod supergraphics.

Early 70's room by designer Pierre Cardin. Amoeba shaped risers and baffles were upholstered in gray felt. Also featured crescent shaped foam seating, stainless steel pole, and a round plexiglass globe holding a tv set.

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