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1. A peek into a wallpaper collection designed by Alexander Girard for Herman Miller in 1953 at Cooper-Hewitt.
3. This quote by George Nelson featured at “Design Notes” by Design Within Reach.
4. The textured, basket-weave aluminum exterior of the extension of the Messe Basel exhibition center designed by Herzog & de Meuron (via Dezeen).
5. The Los Angeles Times on the development of the Eames Molded Wood Side Chair.
6. Design Milk’s color palettes inspired by Alexander Girard-designed interiors at the J. Irwin Miller House in Columbus, Indiana.
7. “Why Wooden Toys?” at The New Yorker.
9. This striking 17-windowed loft in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City featured at DigsDigs.
10. Desire to Inspire’s tour of a mid-century-modern-inspired home by Australian architect Chris Dimond.
Photo: Tina Kulic
Here at Lifework, we see a lot of thoughtful workspaces from the creative community in Portland, Oregon — and our latest tour is no different. Step inside this home office of freelance illustrator, designer, and maker Jenny Tiffany for a dash of inspiration. Read more
This week’s Playlist comes from designer and illustrator Gavin Potenza. From his studio at The Buddy System in Brooklyn, NY, Gavin has created work for Google, Fortune Magazine, and recently, Herman Miller. Named a “Young Gun” by the Art Director’s Club, and a “Young & Hungry Creative” by HOW Magazine, Gavin creates work that deftly combines rich color palettes with masterful use of space, shape, and texture. A fan of the late-night design session, Gavin’s playlist is the perfect way to kick off your evening and for pushing-on till dawn. Check it out.
Tomorrow would have been George Nelson’s 105th birthday. To commemorate the unique design voice of Herman Miller’s former design director, we offer this look at his iconic creations. Individually, Nelson’s designs tell the story of his diverse inspirations, while collectively they describe his fascination with the impact of design on our lives and world.
Image: LIFE Magazine
1. A look at the conservation of the Eames Case Study House from the Los Angeles Times.
3. “A Visual History of Michigan’s Outsize Influence on American Modernism” via the Atlantic Cities.
4. The clean, minimal design of the Richardson / Dondoe Loft by Workshop for Construction featured at Plastolux.
5. Dexigner’s spotlight on Sam Hecht and Kim Colin’s new Wireframe Sofa Group.
6. “The Transparent Office” (penned by Tracy Brower, Herman Miller’s Director of Performance Environments) at the Drucker Exchange.
7. More from our team: “Sitting on Big Data: The Evolution of the Mobile Workplace” contributed to Wired.com by Ryan Anderson, Herman Miller’s Director of Future Technology.
8. This tour of New York City’s Milk Studios at Domaine.
9. The “Tower House,” a must-see tree house in the Catskill Mountains designed by Gluck+, spotted by DesignTAXI.
10. News of our reintroduction of the Eames Molded Plastic Chair in a greener fiberglass at Gizmodo.
Photo: Daniel Goncalves / Fotobia
Six years ago, Gavin Froome set out with friend Mike Bernard to explore the Pacific Northwest coastline — and its legacy of modernist architecture. The result is “Coast Modern,” an independent documentary that’s been featured in festivals across the globe and is about to show again on June 4 at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. Between touring for the film and his work as a freelance art director and music producer, he showed us around his bright, clean-lined Vancouver studio. Read more