21 Facts About Eliot Noyes


Eliot Fette Noyes was an American architect and industrial designer, who worked on projects for IBM, most notably the IBM Selectric typewriter and the IBM Aerospace Research Center in Los Angeles, California.


Eliot Noyes worked on corporate imagery for IBM, Mobil Oil, Cummins Engine and Westinghouse.


Shortly after his birth, Eliot Noyes moved to Colorado where he resided until age seven.


Eliot Noyes' father taught English at Harvard University and his mother was an accomplished pianist.


Eliot Noyes first enrolled at Harvard University in 1932 to obtain a bachelor's degree in the Classics.


Eliot Noyes was inspired by Le Corbusier's work and researched the Bauhaus.


From 1939 to 1946, Eliot Noyes was employed by the Museum of Modern Art in New York City as director of industrial design.


Eliot Noyes took leave from MoMA during World War II to set up a program to explore the potential uses for gliders by the Army Air Force.


Eliot Noyes later served as an industrial designer for Norman Bel Geddes and Co.


Eliot Noyes spent twenty-one years working as consultant design director for IBM, designing the IBM Selectric typewriter in 1961 and numerous other products, while advising the IBM internal design staff.


Eliot Noyes was commissioned regularly by IBM to design various products as well as buildings for the corporation.


Eliot Noyes selected other notable architects such as Mies van der Rohe, Eero Saarinen, Marco Zanuso and Marcel Breuer to design IBM buildings around the world.


Eliot Noyes redesigned the standard look for all round Mobil gasoline stations and fuel pumps during the 1960s.


Eliot Noyes was notable among architects of the 20th century modern period in American architectural history.


Eliot Noyes was a member of the Harvard Five, a group of modern architects who practiced in New Canaan, Connecticut.


Eliot Noyes began his career working for Walter Gropius, and in the 1940s was instrumental in promoting the early work of Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen as curator of industrial design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


Eliot Noyes believed that each region of the United States has buildings inspired by the climate.


Eliot Noyes advocated simplicity of form and truth to the nature of materials which is seen particularly in his houses.


Eliot Noyes was responsible for many residential and commercial archetypes alike.


Eliot Noyes's approach went far beyond a typical corporate identity project.


Eliot Noyes married the architect Mary "Molly" Duncan Weed who created much of the interior design work on Eliot Noyes' projects.