Eero Saarinen is a prime example of Patrick Lucas’s teachings here in History 222. We learn that design reaches from the artifact, space, building and out to place. For someone who designs such monuments as the St. Louis Arch to have contrived a group of furniture like the Tulip group seems natural. As designers we should be following that lead. This is a great example of letting the materials speak to us and helping us mold the design. Saarinen wanted to make a fiberglass chair but resorted to a metal base with a similar coating to make a seamless design while allowing for comfort. As a set or complimenting additional furniture pieces it is a wonderful addition. Corry Mears expressed this group with a direct approach armless chair and table. Weston Willard had a great perspective and artist’s touch while Dajana Nedic introduced shading to show the subtle angles in the armchair.
- "I had three chairs in my house: one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society." Henry David Thoreau, in WALDEN
Chair CardsThis blog was started to track the exceptional work by the students of UNCG in the Interior Architectural Design Program. Our History 221 and 222 classes use these cards to help familiarize us with historically significant design and designers. The initial purpose is for the students, however, it will remain for comments and use by anyone interested in design. - Brian - BSPeck@uncg.edu