While his fellow soldiers dreamt of their girlfriends back home, a recent enlistee, Gerald Summers, fantasized about "doing things with wood." Wondering why the sudden preoccupation with this natural resource, Summers thought back. He recalled his days as a schoolboy (only about a year earlier) when
Known as the experimental and uncompromising bad boy of post-war Danish design, Verner Panton pushed the design envelope as far as he could. He used steel wire frames and molded plastic like no designer before him. And then there were the textiles. Panton created total atmospheric experiences; his fa
Philippe Starck appears to be something of a wunderkind in the design world -- many see his persona as a combination of the outrageous "bad boy" and the traditional French "je ne sais quoi." In fact, his foray into the world of design stems from somewhat dark, existential roots.
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Mario Botta apprenticed with acclaimed Modernist architect Louis I. Kahn before developing his own style of Neo-Realism -- a kind of Postmodern Classicism that invents its own orders. He ditches the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian forms of old for a layering of colors, textures, materials, and elements