Oral History Interview with Tage Frid, January 1997
Tage Frid (1915-2004) taught at the Rhode Island School of Design from 1962-1985. Frid was educated in Denmark as a journeyman, serving for 5 years as an apprentice to master craftsman Gronlund Jensen. He graduated from the Vedins School in Copenhagen in 1940 and from the Graduate School for Interior Design in Copenhagen in 1944. Prior to coming to RISD, Frid taught at the School for American Craftsmen at Alfred University in New York, and the Rochester Institute of Technology. Frid was a Fellow of the American Crafts Council and the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from RISD in 1984, the Governor’s Award of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (1992) and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Furniture Society (2001). Frid is interviewed by his former student Rosanne Somerson ID 76, RISD President Emerita.
Date of Interview
Furniture Design, RISD Oral Histories, oral history, archives, interview
Furniture Design | Industrial and Product Design
Frid, Tage; Somerson, Rosanne; Archives, RISD; and Muhly, Frank, "Oral History Interview with Tage Frid, January 1997" (1997). RISD Oral History Project. 15.