Tales From the Front
ROCKER OF AGES THE DAUGHTER OF ONE OF THE VAUNTED BARWA CHAIR’S DESIGNERS LOOKS BACK AT ITS HISTORY. by Marisa Bartolucci Every now and then, the Barwa pops up in an auction catalogue for midcentury modern furnishings.It’s the simplest of chaise lounges, a quirkily shaped aluminum tube frame, within a taut canvas slipcover,angled for easy [...]
Flea Circuit: New York artist and interior designer Richard Gillette reminisces about times of yore, when his happiest days were spent prowling the city’s design-maven’s mecca, the late Chelsea Flea Market Some years back I received a phone call on a Sunday morning—this was when people still called one another: no text messages then—from a [...]
The author recalls a childhood and adulthood spent with ambivalent, yet ultimately warm and admiring, feelings for the designs of Samuel Marx.