Noyes, Eliot (Fette)(1910–77) designer, architect; born in Boston, Mass. At the Harvard Graduate School of Design (1938), he was influenced by Gropius, Breuer and Le Corbusier. In 1940 he set up and directed the industrial design department of the Museum of Modern Art. He worked for stage designer-architect Norman Bel Geddes (1893–1958), then established his own practice in New Canaan, Conn., in 1948. Best known for his industrial design, he oversaw the design of products and buildings for International Business Machines (IBM), including the well-known IBM typewriter. At Mobil Corporation, he redesigned and streamlined the American gas station.
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American architect and industrial designer; he worked with Gropius and Breuer, as well as IBM and Westinghouse. Work includes the Bubble houses (1953), created by spraying concrete on a large balloon; United States Pavilion, Expo 67, Montreal, Canada; and the IBM Management Development Center, Armonk, NY (1980).
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