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Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman Furniture

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When Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman met and married in Detroit in 1948, they began a seven-decade love affair and creative partnership that would have a major impact on the aesthetic of California mid-century modernism

At the time, Jerome was a charismatic World War II veteran, Evelyn a young assistant at Luce Lipton Interior Design Studio, where he first spied her folding fabric samples and presented her with a Milky Way bar.

Working out of their studio in Los Angeles, where they moved in 1952 to be part of California’s burgeoning design scene, the two would produce handcrafted case pieces, tapestries and other decorative objects in a variety of media, including ceramics, textiles, carved wood, mosaics and enamel. 

The multifaceted pair collaborated with firms and designers such as Victor Gruen; Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Paul McCobb; Steve Chase; and Arthur Elrod, an incredibly influential talent whose own clients included Frank and Lucille Capra, Hoagy Carmichael, Claudette Colbert, and more.

The Ackermans’ prolific body of work is distinguished by a hand-wrought sense of warmth and texture; a mix of folk art — like figuration and colorful abstraction; depictions of flowers, animals, children and mythical figures; and a belief in the Bauhaus principles of design. These days, their oeuvre proves very much in demand, and the Ackermans, in the tradition of husband-and-wife creators like the Eameses and Les Lalanne, rank among the most influential design couples in history.

Evelyn died in 2012 at age 88, while Jerome, known as Jerry, died in 2019. A testament to the renewed interest in their work, Pointed Leaf Press published Hand-in-Hand, Ceramics, Mosaics, Tapestries, and Woodcarvings by California Mid-Century Designers Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman in 2014, the first book to document the lives and careers of the couple.

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Creator: Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman
Evelyn Ackerman ERA Hand Hooked Tapestry Rug
By Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman
Located in Kansas City, MO
Hand hooked tapestry by Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman, ERA, Los Angeles. Hand made in Japan. These are becoming increasingly rare. Very good original...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman Furniture

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Nylon

Pair of Carved Redwood Door Panels by Evelyn Ackerman
By Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Incredible 1960’s carved redwood panels for entry doors by Evelyn and Jerome Ackerman. Designed to go over a double entry doors. Four panels with frame f...
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1960s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman Furniture

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Aluminum

Jerome & Evelyn Ackerman Personal Collection Hand Thrown Midcentury Era Dish
By Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Purchased directly from Jerome & Evelyn Ackerman's personal studio at their former home in Culver City, California. This dish was hand thrown and features a very beautiful geometric ...
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Early 2000s American Mid-Century Modern Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman Furniture

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Ceramic

Evelyn and Jerry Jerome Ackerman, Knife Holder/Wood Wall Sculpture /Panel, Titled
By Era Industries, Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This knife holder was retailed by Macy's store in the 70/80's for the gourmet department This is called "Bird Garden". This piece came from the Ackerman's studio, never used, and wit...
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1970s American Modern Vintage Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman Furniture

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Wood

Jerome 'Jerry' & Evelyn Ackerman Micro-Mosaic Inlaid Desk Drawer Handle Pull
By Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic little micro-mosaic design gem with turquose colored mosaic inlay by well know Mid-Century Modern designers Jerome (Jerry) & Evelyn Ackerman. The Ackermans began their career in design primarily in ceramics in the early 1950s. After finishing at Alfred University, Jerome worked at the Jenev Design Studio developing ceramic molds...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman Furniture

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Metal

Jerome 'Jerry' & Evelyn Ackerman Micro-Mosaic Inlaid Desk Drawer Handle Pull
By Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic little micro-mosaic design gem with orange inlay by well know Mid-Century Modern designers Jerome (Jerry) & Evelyn Ackerman. The Ackermans began their career in design primarily in ceramics in the early 1950s. After finishing at Alfred University, Jerome worked at the Jenev Design Studio developing ceramic molds...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman Furniture

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Metal

Jerome 'Jerry' & Evelyn Ackerman Micro-Mosaic Inlaid Desk Drawer Handle Pull
By Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic little micro-mosaic design gem with orange colored mosaic inlay by well know Mid-Century Modern designers Jerome (Jerry) & Evelyn Ackerman. The Ackermans began their career in design primarily in ceramics in the early 1950s. After finishing at Alfred University, Jerome worked at the Jenev Design Studio developing ceramic molds...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman Furniture

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Metal

Midcentury Cabinet Top Set of Drawers
By Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman, Evelyn Ackerman
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration are these simply beautiful miniature set of drawers featuring black walnut and brass pulls. The cabinet was crafted in Finland an...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman Furniture

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Brass

Midcentury Cabinet Top Set of Drawers
By Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman, Evelyn Ackerman
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
For your consideration is this simply beautiful miniature set of drawers featuring black walnut and brass pulls. The cabinet was crafted in Finland and ...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman Furniture

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Brass

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Mid Century Danish Modern Wall Tapestry by Eva Nemeth Wool
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Evelyn Ackerman Birds and Tree Hand-Woven Wool Tapestry, 1960s
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A wonderful, utterly charming woven wool tapestry by Evelyn Ackerman as part of the ERA line, depicting 2 birds and a tree in vibrant greens, red, orange, and yellow. This piece was hand woven in the 1960s by skilled weavers near Mexico City. This piece features a stunning solid redwood textile hanger...
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1950s Ackerman Rare Early Porcelain Bird Bowl California Modern Design Icon
By Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman
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Extremely rare 1950s original studio pottery piece from Jerome Ackerman of Jenev Studios (Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman.) Essential for any important California pottery collection.
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Jerome Jerry & Evelyn Ackerman Signed California Studio Pottery Plate Low Bowl
By Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman
Located in Studio City, CA
A fantastic work by well know Mid-Century Modern designers Jerome (Jerry) & Evelyn Ackerman. The Ackermans began their career in design primarily in ceramics in the early 1950s. A...
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Jerome Ackerman Studio Pottery Chalice, 1980s
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Located in Los Angeles, CA
From the estate of the late Jerome and Evelyn Ackerman. A whimsical chalice design. It appears that he made only two or more of these. This one and the one pictured in the book. W...
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Jerry and Evelyn Ackerman Wood Carving Sculpture/Panel, by Era Industries Marked
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This is a nice and traditional design by the well known artist Evelyn Ackerman, and made for Era industries as stamped in back. This rosewood carving it was designed for multiple pur...
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Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman furniture for sale on 1stDibs.

Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman furniture are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive items are frequently made of metal and are designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman furniture, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. Many of the original furniture by Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman were created in the mid-century modern style in united states during the 20th century. If you’re looking for additional options, many customers also consider furniture by Crawford Furniture, Baker Far East Collection, and Stanley. Prices for Evelyn & Jerome Ackerman furniture can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these items begin at $249 and can go as high as $18,000, while a piece like these, on average, fetch $995.

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