The El Salvador Series

In 1968 Dan was  commissioned by David B. Morgan Jr., owner and founder of Morgan Manufacturing Company,  Black Mountain, North Carolina to design and make prototypes of twenty "tabletop" functional art objects. They were to be manufactured by Arturo Zablah's company, Industries Capri, S.A. located in San Salvador, El Savlador. These twenty original, functional sculptures included a wine chiller, liquor cabinet, candle sticks, mirrors, salt shaker and pepper mill, bowls, and what became one of Dan's signature pieces, a tabletop jewelry chest from his Piggy series.


Alejandra Zablah in her office seated at her granddfather's desk with two chairs designed by Dan Valenza. Also highlighted are images of the prototypes for the El Salvador series.