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Donald M. Genaro

Donald M. Genaro   Industrial designer whose concepts and designs have been reflected in numerous classic pieces of Americana: the Trimline phone, John Deere tractors, the SX-70 Polaroid camera, an updated graphic look for American Airlines, Flicker razors, the sinks and faucets of American Standard.  When Genaro was working on the re-design of Singer sewing machines, he did his homework by taking sewing lessons in Englewood.  Genaro graduated from Pratt Institute with a degree in industrial design and worked for Henry Dreyfuss Associates for his entire career, 1958-1994.  He was senior partner for the last 25 of those years.  The Genaros live on Contant Avenue, in a house Donald designed himself in the mid-1960s.