Hugh Acton Papers


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Hugh Acton Papers

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Hugh Acton (1925-), the “Cowboy-Designer,” was a furniture designer, specializing in mid-century modern furniture, and artist in Augusta, Mich. He is best-known for his 1973 Acton Stacker chair for American Seating, as well as for his 1954 Suspended Beam Bench. This collection includes a brief history of the designer through articles and resumes, with a primary focus on his designs—including photographs (with negatives, transparencies, and online), catalog information, sketches, and design boards for his various furniture designs.

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