German-born industrial designer Peter Muller-Munk moved to Pittsburgh in 1935, and there the silversmith expanded his modern design practice to include mass-market objects ranging from a skyscraper-inspired blender to cutting-edge furniture designs.
Now, the Carnegie Museum of Art takes a look at the designer's four-decade career in the exhibition, Silver to Steel: The Modern Designs of Peter Muller-Munk, which runs through April 11, 2016.
The exhibition features more than 120 works of hand-wrought silver and popular mid-century products, like Muller-Munk's razor designs for Schick.
In 1945, Muller-Munk left a teaching position at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh (now Carnegie Mellon University) to found Peter Muller-Munk Associates (PMMA), a design consultancy whose clients included U.S. Steel.
Working with clients like the Mobay Chemical Company, PMMA pushed the boundaries in design materials for a new age, creating cutting-edge pieces like this collection of plastic furniture.