Hans Norbert Wormann Collection (297), Architect, 1898-1982
Born in Berlin in 1898, Hans Norbert Wormann received training in architecture at the Technical University in Berlin. Wormann established an independent practice in the mid-1920s, working in and around Berlin. Wormann and his family moved to New York City in 1933, and he spent the rest of his career in the US. During the postwar years, Wormann maintained an active practice designing all manner of interiors and residential projects in New York City and beyond. His emphasis on designing complete interiors, while recalling his German artistic roots, embraced a changing American lifestyle increasingly at home with informality.
The collection comprises photographic materials, clippings and architectural drawings documenting the architect’s work in both Germany and the United States between 1927 and 1977. The bulk of the materials were originally housed within a series of 12 portfolios created by the architect for marketing purposes.