The Life & Work of Industrial Designer Charles Harrison

Black American Thoreau

"Butterfly" by Charles Harrison (1953)

“Butterfly” by Charles Harrison (1953)

Joining historic Americans like Thoreau and Carver, leading African American and one of the greatest industrial designers of the 20th century, Charles ‘Chuck’ Harrison took much of his inspiration from nature for both fine art and function objects. His love of nature and natural forms is one of the pillars of his notion of ‘Honest Design.”

To find out more about Harrison and his design, see his memoir, A Life’s Design.

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