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Exterior Elevator Door Panels

Rene Paul Chambellan

American. 1893 - 1955

1270 Avenue of the Americas

Radio City Music Hall designer Donald Deskey commissioned Chambellan, a highly talented architectural modeler and sculptor, to provide designs for the elevator doors, with the belief that every small detail and decorative element would help create the right atmosphere of escape and fantasy. To create these doors, designs were placed in panels on the elevator’s exterior doors as low-relief castings of classically dressed figures, filling the spaces with innovative representations of musicians, including a flutist, cymbalist and violinist.

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