Snappy illustrations for Vitrolite, a mid 1930’s American structural glass that could be sandblasted translucent and came in every color of the rainbow. Used for store fronts as well as bathroom sinks and restaurant tables from coast to coast.

Red and white bathroom.
Red and white bathroom. Image © decopix.com. via http://www.decopix.com/the-vitrolite-story/
Vitrolite kitchen, Turzak residence, chicago, illinois. 1937. american. gouache, graphite and watercolor. bruce goff, maker. via digital.wolfsonian.org
Vitrolite kitchen, Turzak residence, Chicago, Illinois. 1930’s. Bruce Goff, maker. Image © The Wolfsonian Digital Catalog. Fair use license. via https://digital.wolfsonian.org/WOLF019847/00001/1j?search=bruce+%3dgoff
Sink (detail). from "Personality Bathrooms and Character Kitchens"
Sink (detail). from “Personality Bathrooms and Character Kitchens.” Lurelle Guild, designer and illustrator. Image © decopix.com. Fair use license. via http://www.decopix.com/the-vitrolite-story/
"The food shop, problem C."
“The food shop, problem C.” Entry in the Libbey-Owens-Ford “Modernize Main Street” competition, 1935. Submitted by Ewald A. Young. Image © decopix.com. Fair use license. via http://www.decopix.com/the-vitrolite-story/
Vitrolite ideal for restaurants.
Vitrolite ideal for restaurants. 1937. Illustration attributed to architect Bruce Goff. Image © decopix.com. Fair use license. via http://www.decopix.com/the-vitrolite-story/

From various catalogs, brochures and advertisements.

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