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Defining Taste & Style in the 20th Century

Van Day Truex, the father of American Design

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“Good design is forever”

– Van Day Truex

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Sometimes we come across an influential figure in any given field, and though we may know their name, we don’t actually know what their contribution has been.  This may be the case with Van Day Truex.  He was a pivotal figure in the field of interior design, whose legacy began on the first day he arrived in New York City in 1923.  Here was a young man full of enthusiasm and courage to pursue his dream.

Despite the heated disapproval of his father, Van came to embrace all that his father despised about the metropolis.  To say that he had landed in a pot of gold would be an understatement.  From the start of his journey, he had the opportunity to not only become associated with, but to become friends with some of the most creative and influential personages of the day.

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