The Storagewall was first presented at Macy's in the fall of 1947. Shop decorators furnished several rooms to show the many possible uses of the Storagewall. The furniture, designed by Nelson and produced by Herman Miller, was shown for the first time publicly in 1947 at Bloomingdale's in New York. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the store's founding, the exhibition presented the winner of a competition held by Bloomingdale's the year before: Suburban Houses for New Yorkers. Alongside six architectural models, seven rooms were presented, built to scale. The furniture of George Nelson was shown in a model room of a house designed by Nelson's colleague Irving Harper and also distributed across the entire furniture department.
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