hermanmillerLet's kick off the week with a word from George Nelson on an early apartment by our friend (and fellow #HermanMillerCollection designer) Ward Bennett. The image and text are taken from Nelson's "Living Spaces," Volume One of Interiors Library series of 1952.
In this small apartment—also a converted New York brownstone—a talented designer has reversed the usual procedure followed in interiors of this kind. Normally it is the practice to make a smaller room look larger by eliminating furniture and pushing the walls out, or at least back. Here a construction in teak, reaching from floor to ceiling, has been installed in almost the exact center of the space which appears to be available. The function of this structure is multiple—it is a row of cabinets at the lowest level, it is a back support for the couch, it is a series of shelves for books and art objects, it is a writing desk. It makes possible the use of a small room as a bedroom, dining room, design studio and consultation room without letting any given function hamper the others unduly. Another thing is the designer's disregard for "correct" furnishings—the best chairs are Regency, the fireplace is 19th century and the lighting is out of the electrical supply store around the corner.
- junkfiend@yellowdoorgoods Ward Bennett ;)
- moderncommissary@moderncommissary <3 <3 <3 ward Bennett!! Thanks #Herman miller!! #moderncommissary
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