Notes from the Showroom Floor...

High {style} + Tech {nology}

Inspired by our new Egina 38 Pendant by Angelo Mangiarotti for Artemide, it’s time to talk about High Tech (AKA Structural Expressionism AKA The Industrial Style).

For the Last Time, Not Max Bill

Read ‘em and weep Max Bill fans! The Figuration series, from which this table lamp hails, is a collection of variants featuring opal glass globes mounted on white-enameled rods clustered or wrappe...

Sweden's Functionalist Playground

An important precursor to modernism, functionalism — the doctrine that the design of buildings and objects should be determined by their function — sprang up throughout Europe in between the wars, ...

Lucite Dreams

What do lucite and quilts have in common? A wedding band quilt – a lovely pattern of interlocking rings often featuring distinctive scalloped edges – is cited as one of the major inspirations for t...

Neo-Plasticism for Modern Living

This marble column, an archetypal Neo-Plastic work from 1964 by Russian emmigré Ilya Bolotowsky, is essentially the fine art sibling to your Saarinen Tulip Table. Both objects strip away extraneous...

Fourth Generation California Bronze

Surprise, it’s NOT Walter Lamb – but we bet it almost fooled you.  This bar cart was designed in the early 1980s by a new arrival at Brown Jordan, Richard Frinier. The cart was mainly offered in al...