MODERN LIVING: Up from the Egg

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In his Manhattan apartment early one morning last week, Industrial Designer Raymond Loewy awoke with a start. As he flipped a bedside switch, soft indirect light spread over walls made of egg-crate fiber and over a group of improbable furnishings− a Tahitian drum, Congo ceremonial sword, Chinese helmet, Moroccan fly-switch, Senegalese war hatchet and grotesque Zulu masks. Loewy, who gets some of his best ideas in bed (and no nightmares from the masks), reached for the ever-present memo pad beside his pillow and scribbled a cryptic note: Why not a...

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