Inspire Me Monday: The Diverse Works of Alvin Lustig

During his short lifetime, Alvin Lustig was one of the most prolific designers of the 20th century. With a creativity that knew no bounds or limitations when it came to mediums and materials, Lustig designed graphics and advertising, textiles, furniture, lighting fixtures, interior design, and even architecture between 1935 and 1955.


Alvin and Elaine Lustig in their home office, designed by Alvin – 1949. Photo courtesy of Mery Cuesta.


The Beverly-Landau Apartments, 1948. Photo courtesy of Not My Beautiful House.


Industrial Design Magazine cover, 1954. Photo courtesy of


‘Incantation textile’ for Laverne Originals. Photo courtesy of The Lustig House.


Haydn Society Album Cover, Mozart, 1952. Photo courtesy of

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The Beverly Carlton in Los Angeles. 1948. Photo courtesy of Fishink Blog.

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Signage for the Northland Center in Southfield, Michigan, 1954. Photo courtesy of the Alvin Lustig Project.

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Lamp, 1946. Photo courtesy of

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Curtains designed by Lustig for the Schlessinger House by R.M. Schindler, 1952. Photo courtesy of Andrew Romano.


‘Twenty-Third Commencement’ book cover, 1952. Photo courtesy of Design is History.


Custom Standing Light for Edgardo Contini, 1949. Photo courtesy of Keptaram.


Highback chair, 1949. Photo courtesy of 1st Dibs.


Interior design photo courtesy of ‘Born Modern: The Life and Design of Alvin Lustig’ by Steven Heller and Elaine Lustig Cohen.


Fireplace sculpture in the Charles House, 1942. Photo courtesy of @leiris202 on Flickr.

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Interior design of Monte Factor Men’s Store in Beverly Hills, 1947. Photo by Julius Shulman.


Interior design of Alvin and Elaine Lustig’s own home. Photo courtesy of MONDOBLOGO.

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