A.W.N. Pugin's life was divided between two obsessions: his design and his religion. The first he inherited from his father, an architectural draftsman; the second from life's hard experience, which led him to convert to Catholicism at age 22. The two obsessions combined in Pugin's moralistic approac
"Squeeze Sconce," "Meow Chair," "Skateboard," and "Tuffet Stool" are some of the names for furniture and accessories designed by Lisa Krohn's firm Krab Design. These titles conjure the whimsical mood of Krohn's work, but also belie its formalist roots.
Krohn studied Industrial Design at Cranbrook
Goudy started out as a bookkeeper who just wasn't very satisfied with accounting. He milled around South Dakota and then Minnesota aimlessly bookkeeping. Finally, when he found work in a small bookstore in Chicago, something clicked. These books weren't filled with dull numbers but with marbled pages
Gustav Stickley was born in Osceola, Wisconsin, in 1858 and began to train with his father in stonemasonry and woodworking at the age of 12. At 18 he became an apprentice in his uncle's Pennsylvania factory, where he produced chairs and caned seats. He and two of his brothers, all educated in the fam