Milestones: Apr. 22, 1985

DIED. Angelo Donghia, 50, American interior decorator whose contemporary design innovations, including severe upholstery on plumply overstuffed furniture, shiny lacquered walls and unusual combinations of fabric textures and patterns, became widely popular through shrewd marketing arrangements for products carrying his name; of pneumonia; in New York City. The first U.S. home-furnishings designer to endorse a line of sheets, in 1973, Donghia went on to promote his own decorating fabrics, furniture, china and glassware. His Manhattan office, which he called "gray flannel heaven" for its trademark men's suiting wall covering, welcomed such famous clients as Diana Ross, Ralph Lauren and Real Estate...

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