Elsie Crawford

General Information

Occupation: Industrial Designer, Exhibit Designer

Birth Country: United States

Resident State/Province: California

Resident Country: United States

Sources: Doering, Erika, Rachel Sivitzky, and Rebecca Welz. Goddess in the Details: Product Design by Women: an Exhibition Organized by the Association of Women Industrial Designers and the Department of Exhibitions At Pratt Institute. New York City: Association of Women Industrial Designers, 1994.


Subject: Outdoor Products


Employer: various

Title: Architectural Exhibit Designer

City: New York City

State: New York

Country: United States

Employer: various manufacturers

Title: Industrial Designer

State: California

Country: United States

Notes: designed products like Fiberglass Seat Planter, 1968, Manufactured by Architectural Fiberglass and Children's Zoo Toy Furniture Collection, 1968, manufactured by Colortime



No apprenticeships on record


Name: AID Award for research and development

Description: awarded for her "seat-pot" project, street furniture that was both seating and planters

Date Received: January 01, 1968


No exhibitions on record

Notable Projects

Title: Zipper Lamp

Description: Manufactured by Morrison Imports, Inc

Start Date: January 01, 1965


Institution: Parson's School of Fine and Applied Art


No licenses on record

Professional Affiliations

No affiliations on record

Publications By

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Publications About

Title: Designers of change

Author: Contract Interiors

Publication: Contract Interiors

Volume: 130

Issue: 4

Date Published: January 01, 1970

Notes: Nov. 1970

Title: California Design: The Legacy of West Coast Craft and Style

Author: Jo Lauria, Suzanne Baizerman,

Publisher: Chronicle Books

Date Published: January 01, 2005

Notes: features Crawford's seat-pot and other designs