The New School Archives Digital Collections

Michael Kalil papers 1966 – 2004

Collection, KA011901

Personal papers (KA01190.01)
Professional papers (KA01190.02)
Project records (KA01190.03)


Michael Kalil (1943-1991) was an interior architect, philosopher, educator and artist, known for his innovative work with new materials and for humanizing digital technologies. From 1981 to 1991, he was the principal of Kalil Designs/Kalil Studio, a firm that specialized in high profile commercial, prototype and theoretical, and residential design commissions. Kalil also was an adjunct faculty member at the Parsons School of Design, and taught at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. The collection includes Kalil's personal and professional papers, including original artwork, sketchbooks, journals, photographs, project records, architectural drawings, photoprints and sketches, design prototypes, and posthumous materials.

Related collections

Marty Spiegel student work
Michael Kalil oral history project

Collection Guide

Guide to the Michael Kalil papers

Related people/organizations

Jean Gardner
Karyn Issa Ginsberg
Parsons School of Design

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