Is it art? Is it sculpture? Is is furniture? These are questions we find ourselves asking when admiring the works of Paul Evans. One of America’s most controversial furniture designers, Evans is known prominently for the contributions he made later in his career to the American Craft Movement.
Mel Smilow may be a name you’ve never heard, however, when it comes to midcentury modern designers, Mel Smilow is a name you should know for many reasons. His incredibly successful career and thick portfolio should have led to more recognition in the MCM space, and yet, he is often overlooked.
The exact reasons why the Eames Chair design became such a powerful and lasting design throughout the years are hard to pinpoint. However, as with all fine art, whether it be music, sculpture, painting, or design, there is something within each that resonates with the time and throughout the ages.
John Meunier’s first significant building design, the Meunier House provides a look at his unique style. Composed of two intersecting squares, the home is a demonstration of what Meunier described as “an English Brutalist version of a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian house.”
Mary Lund Davis entered UW in 1942, during World War II. Her male classmates were all called to serve. Studying and learning alone removed a support network, but may have enabled freer thinking. In 1946 she became the first female architect in Washington State.
A house with several names, the Richard Foster House in Wilton, CT is also known as the Spaceship House, the Round House, or the Circambulant House. How does one come up with such an interesting design?