Throw-Back Thursday

Vintage Sears Hair Dryers
Vintage Sears Hair Dryers - A Life's Design

Celebrate Black History Month and Throw-Back Thursdays by remembering the styles of the 70’s and 80’s these iconic styling tools — created by African-American industrial designer, Charles ‘Chuck’ Harrison — helped us pull off!  A Life’s Design tells the hidden Black History behind these and hundreds of other objects that defined us from the mid-century and beyond.

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Charles Harrison

Charles Harrison

1931 - 2018

Charles “Chuck” Harrison is a designer, educator and speaker specializing in industrial design across multiple consumer products areas. The primary portion of his career was spent working for Sears Roebuck & Company, beginning as a freelancer, then as a staff designer and later as the head of the company’s design department. A prolific designer, Harrison’s work touched almost every area of household products from cribs to tractors and everything in between.


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