• Unlocking the Room

    Forensic style research was the first step in revealing the story of the Wormser Bedroom.

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  • Reuniting the Collection

    To present as much of the room’s original material as possible, the museum’s team of conservators worked to clean, repair and preserve each original element of the bedroom.

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  • The Use of Reproductions

    To make Elaine Wormser’s bedroom complete for display, the museum reproduced key elements vital to re-creating this total work of art.

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  • The Style

    ​​The “Roaring Twenties,” Art Deco, Modernism – Discover the 1920s through the eyes of designer Joseph Urban and his contemporaries.

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  • The Era

    In America, the era after World War I was marked by prosperity and progress. The decade saw changes for women, skyscrapers, jazz and the dawn of the machine age.

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  • The People

    Meet the characters in the rich story of this Art Deco bedroom: Joseph Urban and the craftspeople who created his modernist designs; Leo, Helen, and Elaine Wormser, and their household staff.

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  • The Penthouse

    Visit the Drake Tower on Chicago’s Lake Michigan “Gold Coast” – the location of the Wormser’s penthouse apartment and this Joseph Urban-designed Art Deco bedroom.

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  • A Place To Rest

    Explore the bed and the works around it.

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  • A Place To Relax

    Discover the armchair and the works around it.

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  • A Place To Become

    What’s revealed by the dressing table and the works around it?

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