Cascade Wall

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Object Name: 
Glass Wall
Cascade Wall
Accession Number: 
H: 332.5 cm (127 in.), W: 332.5 cm (127 in.)
On Display
Credit Line: 
Gift of Steuben Glass, Inc.
Web Description: 
Cascade Wall was designed for the Steuben showroom in New York City that opened at Fifth Avenue and 56th Street in 1959. The wall, which originally separated the office and exhibition areas, featured a reflecting pool at its base.
Steuben Glass, Inc., Source
Primary Description: 
Colorless glass, molded; aluminum finials, steel structure. The wall, or screen, was originally designed as a room divider for the Steuben showroom in New York City. Each row contains 17 triangular glass elements ("flowers") and 17 aluminum finials; there are 17 rows in total, therefore 289 glass elements and 289 aluminum finials in total. Each glass element weighs 3.6 pounds, for a total of 1,040 pounds of glass. Each glass element is screwed onto the steel structure; the join is covered by a triangular aluminum finial similar in shape to the glass element ("flower").
Glass and Glamour: Steuben's Modern Moment, 1930-1960
Museum of the City of New York 2003-10-14 through 2004-04-11
Corning Museum of Glass 60 Years (2011) illustrated, p. 12, top left; BIB# 138760
Steuben Design (2004) illustrated, pp. 44, 45; BIB# 84868