It seems that the furniture T.H. Robsjohn-Gibbings designed in the postwar years have picked up the interest of collectors in recent years. I am particularly interested in the chapter in his career when he became a tastemaker. With the outbreak of the Second World War, at the height of his career as a decorator, and following the publication of his first and instrumental book Good Bye Mr. Chippendale, Robsjohn-Gibbings closed his Madison Avenue studio. It was this publication that transformed his career from an upscale interior decorator, to a nationally-known taste maker, whose name had become synonymous with American mass culture almost overnight. This best-seller was highly praised by the press, and Robsjohn-Gibbings was introduced as a pioneer who came to rescue “the American home out of the snobbish hands of fifty-seventh street, and its Grand Rapids imitators, and give it back to the American people.” Here are a couple of illustrations from that book.