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Serge Chermayeff - Online sources

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Architect and designer, born in the Caucasus. Educated in England, he took up journalism, then became a director of Waring & Gillow (1928), for which he established a ‘Modern Art Studio’. His early design work was for interiors, including studios for Broadcasting House, London (1931). In 1940 he emigrated to the USA where, in addition to his architectural work, he taught design and architecture. He held professorships at Harvard (1952–62) and Yale (1962–9).

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