Sandin, Raymond C.
U.S. industrial designer who was born in Sweden. He came to the U.S. at age 20 and studied architecture at Illinois Institute of Technology before joining Hotpoint Division of General Electric in 1935 as a one-man design department. The two brand names of Hotpoint and General Electric (GE) were integrated in 1934 when GE design was headed by Ray Patten, and it is assumed that Patten hired Sandin for the new division. During World War II Sandin offered Hotpoint service to help customers plan kitchens, which gathered information valuable in post-war products. In 1965, his staff numbered 13. He remained in charge of design for Hotpoint until his death in about 1986.