William Pahlmann papers

About this collection

A leading American interior designer of the mid-twentieth century, William Pahlmann (1900-1987) was well known for his use of bold colors, textures, and tendency to mix antique with modern furnishings. Pahlmann played a major role in organizing and elevating the status of interior design as a profession. This collection has not been digitized in its entirety. The online collection primarily consists of interior design drawings and photographs.

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Leather Christmas tree sketch
Leather Christmas tree sketch by William Pahlmann. This was a proposed design for a charity event held by the Fine Arts Group of the Southern California Assistance League. The League asked prominent interior designers to create some sort of Christmas tree.
Red Thunderbird Christmas tree sketch
Red Thunderbird Christmas tree sketch by William Pahlmann. This was a proposed design for a charity event held by the Fine Arts Group of the Southern California Assistance League. The League asked prominent interior designers to create some sort of Christmas tree.