The Home: Back to the '30s

The best preview of what America will be living with in the near future is Chicago's annual International Home Furnishings show. To it come some 40,000 department-store buyers; there to catch their eyes are all the leading U.S. furniture manufacturers, who last week had filled up ten floors of the Merchandise Mart, decorated 700 sample rooms, and put on display some 8,000 pieces of furniture. Most were familiar. American buying habits have long been traditional and change slowly; Chippendale copies still outsell modern 100 to 1, and buyers with lots of money...

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