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Daniel Lashen student work

Identifier: KA-0053-01


Interior design sketches and detail studies from Daniel Lashen's studies at Parsons School of Design in New York and in Italy. Lashen graduated from Parsons in 1950.


  • 1947 - 1950



.1 Cubic Feet (14 folders)

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists entirely of renderings made by Daniel Lashen while he was a student in the Interior Design Department at Parsons between 1947 and 1950. The renderings from Lashen's third year include sketchbooks from his time studying in Italy and Paris.

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research use. Please contact for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the New School Archives. Please contact:

Biographical note

Daniel Lashen attended Parsons School of Design (now, Parsons The New School for Design) from 1947 to 1950. He received a certificate in Interior Design in 1950. He went on to study at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, which awarded him a B.A. in 1954.

Organization and Arrangement

Organzied in 4 series: 1. General, between 1947-1950; 2. First year, 1947-1948; 3. Second year, 1948-1949; 4. Third year, 1949-1950

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Daniel Lashen, 2001.

Related Materials

Researchers may wish to consult the New School Archive’s additional holdings of student work from the Interior Design Department to gain perspective on interior design education.

The New School Archives holds the student work Sunbeam Randall (KA.0062), a student in the Interior Design department who traveled to Europe in Lashen's class. A travel scrapbook in the Randall collection features a photograph of Randall and Lashen sitting together. Additionally, the papers of Stanley Barrows (KA.0002), one of Lashen's instructors and the leader of his European tour, are held by the New School Archives.

External Support

The processing of this collection was supported in part by a grant from the J. Paul Getty Trust.

Guide to the Daniel Lashen student work
Will Edmiston
October 5, 2010
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