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Serge Chermayeff

1924

London, England

Chermayeff returns from Argentina and takes a job as an interior designer.

Settling in London Chermayeff works for the Mayfair decorating firm Ernest Williams Ltd. In 1924 he changes his name from Issakovitch to Chermayeff by deed poll. His aunt advises him that this is less likely to incite anti-Semitic discrimination.

Modernism: Designing A New World 1914 - 19396 April - 23 July 2006sponsored by Habitat