Industrial designer Charles Harrison is most famous for his work on the team that updated the View-Master, but examples of his innovations can be seen virtually everywhere. Harrison rarely visits a home that does not contain something he designed.
– Source: HistoryMakers
National Design Award for Lifetime Achievement
Charles Harrison received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum for his contribution in improving “the quality of life for millions of Americans through the extraordinary breadth and innovation of his product designs.”
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School of the Art Institute Honorary Doctorate
Charles Harrison was awarded an honorary doctorate by his undergraduate alma mater, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
“In an era when aesthetics, utility, and cost-effectiveness were in unusual balance, Harrison created a variety of practical domestic goods”
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George Washington Carver Museum
The Carver Museum (Phoenix, AZ) features a room devoted to Charles Harrison’s work, which is likely the largest collection of products he designed. Visit The Carver Museum
Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum
Since 1999, the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City has housed much of Charles Harrison’s work in its African-American Design Archive.