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Edward Wormley (1907 – 1995)


by Carol Steffan • July 25, 2018

by Carol Steffan In the pantheon of twentieth century designers, Edward Wormley (1907 – 1995) is not a name that immediately comes to mind. But in his vision he conveyed modern residential furniture style to the masses. Using wood and upholstery in a tailored way, his work appealed to an audience not ready for the […]

Ico Parisi, Extraordinary Icon of Italian Design


by Carol Steffan • July 4, 2018

Although trained as an architect, Domenico “Ico” Parisi (1916 – 1996) was very much a renaissance man, and intensely interested in all forms of art. Not wanting to be labeled just as an industrial designer, painter, photographer or installation artist, he participated in all these forms, as well as in architecture in his more than […]

David Collins’ Touch


by Carol Steffan • June 21, 2018

Pop icon Madonna once said of her pal and confidante, interior designer David Collins (1955 – 2013) “When I look around my houses in New York or London, I am struck by what an influence he has had on me. He has left his souvenirs everywhere: his touch, his taste, his flair and his blue.” […]

Gio Ponti, an Enduring Legend


by Carol Steffan • June 10, 2018

“[The majority of the objects in our lives are created and characterised by industry […]”. Thus spoke Gio Ponti (1891 – 1979), one of the most important architects, designers and essayists of the twentieth century. Gio Ponti Born in Milan in 1891 to Enrico Ponti and Giovanna Rigonere, Giovanni (“Gio”) Ponti served in WWI as […]

Jay Spectre: A Point of View


by Carol Steffan • May 29, 2018

“In design, it is important to have a point of view. And a point of view is derived from a sense of style. Style, in turn, comes from an awareness of the world around us.” These words of wisdom were voiced by Jay Spectre (1929 – 1992) in a 1984 interview with Architectural Digest magazine. […]