|In the later 1950’s, the American design aesthetic was big and flashy. Cars offered enormous glitzy chrome bumpers and giant tailfins. In 1958, America was feeling confident as a country. NASA had the success of Explorer 1, and the space race was on.|
This is the background into which Acclaim was launched. Andre Bus was the designer of the Acclaim Collection, which itself was launched in 1958, and was emblematic of the period. His large, non-functional, veneer crafted imitation dovetails are fabulously mid-century American in their exaggeration.