Ellen Manderfield

General Information

Occupation: Industrial Designer

Date of Birth: January 01, 1916

Date of Death: January 01, 1999

Birth Country: United States

Resident Country: United States

Archive/Repository: the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design

Sources: http://www.idsa.org/whatsnew/sections/dh/personal_rec_awards/1992_Manderfield.html


Subject: Appliances and Electronics


Employer: Meyercord Co.

Title: Industrial Designer

City: Chicago

Start Date: January 01, 1939

End Date: January 01, 1944

Notes: worked with her husband, Walter Manderfield, a designer and art director

Employer: Colonial Radio Corp..

Title: Supervisor of the Styling Department

City: Buffalo

Start Date: January 01, 1944

End Date: January 01, 1947

Notes: later renamed Sylvania Electric

Employer: Montgomery Ward Bureau of Design

Title: Industrial Designer

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1947

Notes: worked under Anne Swainson

Employer: General Electric

Title: Industrial Designer

City: Syracuse

State: New York

Country: United States

Start Date: January 01, 1951

End Date: January 01, 1956

Notes: designed televisions and electronic equipment, from traditional Early American style to Danish Modern influences

Employer: Oneida Ltd. Silversmiths

Title: Industrial Designer

Start Date: January 01, 1956

End Date: January 01, 1986

Notes: designed giftware and over 200 flatware patterns


Name: Walter Manderfield

Project: various projects

Organization: Meyercord Co.

City: Chicago

Notes: her husband, a designer and art director


No apprenticeships on record


Name: Industrial Designer's Society of America (IDSA) Personal Recognition Award

Date Received: January 01, 1992

Notes: the first woman to receive this award


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Institution: Mudelein College of Loyola University in Chicago

Degree: B.A. in Art


Professional Affiliations

Organization: American Society of Industrial Designers [later called Industrial Designer's Society of America (IDSA)]

Role: Member

Start Date: January 01, 1957

Notes: first woman member

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