Gerald Abramovitz

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Gerald Abramovitz
Born Gerald Abramovitz
(1928-11-05)5 November 1928[1]
South Africa
Died 16 June 2011(2011-06-16) (aged 82)
New York, New York
Education University of Pretoria
Occupation Architect and furniture designer

Gerald Abramovitz (5 November 1928 – 16 June 2011) was an architect and furniture designer. Born in South Africa, he studied architecture at the University of Pretoria and design at the Royal College of Art in London.

His work is part of the permanent collections of several museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. There his signature piece, a cantilevered desk lamp, is featured. He designed an award-winning chair for Knoll, the international furniture company, and the cantilever desk lamp of aluminum and steel for Best and Lloyd, the British design firm.[2]

He died at the age of 82 on 16 June 2011 from injuries sustained in a violent mugging a month earlier.[2][3]


  1. ^ "RootsWeb: Database Index". Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  2. ^ a b Abbey, Alan D. (2011-06-21). "The Eulogizer: Architect Gerald Abramovitz, Baltimore author Ben Herman, Sen. Ron Wyden’s mother | Jewish Telegraphic Agency". Retrieved 2013-07-29. 
  3. ^ Anahad O'Connor (16 June 2011). "Architect, 82, Dies Weeks After Being Robbed and Beaten". The New York Times. 

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