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Raymond Loewy Dressers

For those in the know, French-born American industrial designer Raymond Loewy is the “father of streamlining.” He is widely recognized as a pioneer of industrial design consulting — a creative powerhouse who took aim at cluttered designs and simplified them. Loewy left his mark on everything from toothbrushes to trashcans to spacecraft interiors. He designed cars, worked in illustration, and crafted comely dressers and other furniture.

Loewy was born in Paris, France. At age 15, he designed a model airplane that was powered by rubber bands. It won the James Gordon Bennett Cup of 1908. Loewy patented the model kit for this plane by the following year and saw brisk sales. With his savings, Loewy was able to study at the University of Paris and then at Ecole de Lanneau, where he earned an engineering degree in 1918.

Loewy moved to New York City in 1919 and found work as a window designer for the department stores Macy's, Wanamaker's and Saks and as a fashion illustrator for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Loewy’s big break in industrial design came in 1929 when he altered the Gestetner duplicating machine — removing jutting parts and encasing the moving works in an understated cover. It caused a sensation within the industry — and companies began to call on him.

Loewy designed packaging for Coca-Cola and revised the look of Lucky cigarettes. The “Loewy Look,” which referred to the designer’s efforts to strip a product of any unnecessary detail and streamline its appearance, began to characterize hundreds of products.

Loewy found clients in a dizzying number of companies. He did everything from retooling logos to redesigning products. His 1934 Sears Coldspot refrigerator was a sleek innovation that broke sales records. His Pennsylvania Railroad locomotive resembled a speeding bullet and was the darling of the 1939 World’s Fair. Loewy even reworked shapes for snacks at Nabisco. By the time World War II gathered steam, Raymond Loewy Associates — the industrial design firm he founded — had been operating in a number of American cities. When Time magazine featured him on the cover in October 1949 — Loewy was not shy about publicity — his profile soared.

Loewy worked with Studebaker for decades. The success of their 1953 Starliner coupe was due to his revolutionary design, while their 1963 futuristic, fiberglass-bodied Avanti, which came with advanced safety features and materialized at a time when the company was experiencing financial hardship, was his crowning achievement for the maker.

Returning to his roots in aviation, Loewy worked for NASA from 1967 to 1973 on the interior design of the Skylab space station. He was also involved in the interior designs of the Concorde supersonic jet and Air Force One. Loewy delighted in creating furniture and collaborated with manufacturers such as Mengel Furniture, Rosenthal and Doubinsky Frères. In the 1970s, Loewy and his wife shuttered their businesses and retired in France.

On 1stDibs, find vintage Raymond Loewy cabinets, serveware, seating and more.

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Creator: Raymond Loewy
Raymond Loewy for Mengel Ebonized Four Drawer Dresser, USA, c. 1950's
By Raymond Loewy, Mengel Furniture Co.
Located in Deland, FL
Simple. Understated. This exquisite dresser was designed by Raymond Loewy, one of the most famous industrial designers of the mid-century era, and manufactured by Mengel. It is const...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Raymond Loewy Dressers

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Oak

Raymond Loewy for Mengel Furniture Walnut and Iron Nine Drawer Dressers
By Raymond Loewy
Located in New York, NY
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20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Raymond Loewy Dressers

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Iron, Metal

Raymond Loewy for Mengel Cerused Oak Dresser, circa 1955, Restored, Signed
By Mengel Furniture Co., Raymond Loewy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A desirable, rare and restored 9-drawer dresser by Raymond Loewy for Mengel, circa 1955, comprised of rift-sawn cerused oak with white lacquered drawer fronts and brass pulls. This M...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Raymond Loewy Dressers

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Wood, Oak

Raymond Loewy for Mengel Cerused Oak Dresser, circa 1955, Restored, Signed
By Mengel Furniture Co., Raymond Loewy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A desirable, rare and restored 6-drawer dresser by Raymond Loewy for Mengel, circa 1955, comprised of rift-sawn cerused oak with white lacquered drawer fronts and brass pulls. Signed...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Raymond Loewy Dressers

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Wood, Oak

Raymond Loewy DF-2000 Commode, Chest of Drawers, or Dresser, France, circa 1968
By Doubinsky Freres, Raymond Lowey, Raymond Loewy
Located in Miami, FL
Rare Red to Orange Ombre DF-2000 6 drawer Commode, Chest of Drawers, or Dresser, rendered in Molded Plastic drawer fronts with Laminated wood case and Aluminum frame and legs. Design...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Raymond Loewy Dressers

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Aluminum

Vintage DF-2000 Valet by Raymond Loewy
By Doubinsky Freres, Raymond Loewy
Located in Oxnard, CA
Here is a fabulous space age valet / chest of drawers designed by Raymond Loewy for Doubinsky Frères, France. This unique piece of furniture will not only catch eyes and command atte...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Raymond Loewy Dressers

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Plastic, Wood

Raymond Loewy for Mengel Chest of Drawers and Nightstand, Black with Glass Top
By Mengel Furniture Co., Raymond Loewy
Located in DELRAY BEACH, FL
Set of dresser and nightstand designed by Raymond Loewy for Mengel Furniture. Each piece features clean modernist lines that were designed well before their time. Solid aluminum hard...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Raymond Loewy Dressers

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Aluminum

Raymond Loewy for Mengel Mid-Century Secretary Highboy Dresser
By Mengel Furniture Co., Raymond Loewy
Located in Countryside, IL
Raymond Loewy for Mengel mid-century secretary highboy dresser. This dresser measures: 36 wide x 19 deep x 47.5 inches high. All pieces of furniture can be had in what we call ...
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1970s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Raymond Loewy Dressers

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Metal

Raymond Loewy for Mengel Black Lacquered Highboy Dresser, Newly Refinished
By Mengel Furniture Co., Raymond Loewy
Located in South Bend, IN
A gorgeous Mid-Century Modern six-drawer highboy dresser or chest of drawers By Raymond Loewy for Mengel Furniture USA, 1950s Black lacquered oak, with original aluminum har...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Raymond Loewy Dressers

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Aluminum

Low Oak Dresser by Raymond Loewy for Mengel
By Mengel Furniture Co., Raymond Loewy
Located in Dorchester, MA
Raymond Loewy designed this clean-lined dresser for the Mengel Furniture Company. Solidly constructed of a handsomely grained oak, it has four drawers that feature the original long ...
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Raymond Loewy Dressers

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Aluminum

Mid Century Raymond Loewy Dresser Chest
By Mengel Furniture Co., Raymond Loewy
Located in San Jose, CA
Mid-century dresser chest designed by Raymond Loewy for Mengel Furniture Co. in ebonized solid oak. This piece features four wide drawers with cast aluminum pulls.
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Raymond Loewy Dressers

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Aluminum

Raymond Loewy Dresser for Mengel Furniture Company
By Raymond Loewy
Located in Brooklyn, NY
Rare nine-drawer dresser with vanity mirror designed by Raymond Loewy for the Mengel Furniture Company. Please confirm item location (NY or NJ).
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Raymond Loewy Dressers

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Wood

Mid-Century Raymond Loewy DF2000 Cabinet
By Doubinsky Freres, Raymond Loewy
Located in BROOKLYN, NY
Mid-century Raymond Loewy DF-2000 dresser for Doubinsky Frères, France in 1969. Hard to find red fronts. These cabinets almost always have chips to the panels. This one is very clean...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Raymond Loewy Dressers

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Aluminum

Tall Mid Century Dresser by Raymond Loewy for Mengel
By Raymond Loewy
Located in Cincinnati, OH
A chalk white very well constructed six drawer tall dresser chest with long thin aluminum pulls. By the iconic designer Raymond Loewy who touched most of American life with designs f...
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Mid-20th Century American Mid-Century Modern Raymond Loewy Dressers

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Aluminum

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Raymond Loewy dressers for sale on 1stDibs

Raymond Loewy dressers are available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are often made of wood and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options in our Raymond Loewy collection of dressers, although brown editions of this piece are particularly popular. We stock 8 vintage versions of these items, while there is 0 modern edition to choose from as well. Many of the original dressers by Raymond Loewy were created in the Mid-Century Modern style in United States during the 20th Century. Many customers also consider dressers by Planner Group, Century Furniture and Brown Saltman if you are looking for additional options. Prices for Raymond Loewy dressers can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes. Price for these items starts at $1,700 and tops out at $6,950, while pieces like these can sell for $3,673. 1stDibs
Questions About Raymond Loewy Dressers
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Raymond Loewy is known as the father of industrial design. While he has designed razors, railroad terminals and more, Loewy is well known for notable logos such as the Lucky Strike cigarette packet and Coke bottle.

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