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Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 9:59 pm
by SDR
Ah. Yes, the cantilevered desk is just lovely. It reminded me of these other Beata Inaya pieces, as
reproduced for a "Schindlerfest" at UCLA in 1988 (published in Sheine and March, 1993).

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The second piece in turn somehow recalls this spectacular combo from the Irving residence. . .

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Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:38 pm
by peterm
the beata inaya circular table is sublime. the scissor base is almost like an old fashioned ironing board. it's one of those puzzle solutions which is so satisfying.

the schindler cabinets are moving away from any notion of a module, the rhythms becoming increasingly syncopated. cantilevers galore! it's almost as if he is being influenced by living with the seismic conditions in california.

the irving residence daybed/storage unit anticipates wright's later usonian built ins and schindler's constructivist/deconstructivist creations.

they all ask questions: what is a piece of furniture? microarchitecture!

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:00 pm
by SDR
Yes -- I have that one listed under "furnitecture" in my photo library. Most of Wright's and Schindler's pieces qualify. . .


SDR

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:03 pm
by peterm
perfect!

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:20 pm
by SDR
My definition, from 1990:

fur*ni*tec*ture, n. 1. the science, art, or profession of designing and constructing furniture; see ARCHITECTURE. 2. furniture which refers to, is
related to, derives from, or is intended to accompany, architecture. 3. furniture which mimics, imitates, or (God forbid) mocks architecture.
4. furniture made of architectural materials, or of recognizable substitutions thereof. 5. furniture which creates an architecture. 6. furniture which
attempts to create an architecture. 7. architecture made of, or from, furniture.


SDR

Re: R M Schindler's chairs

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 5:57 am
by vicanza12
Hi, I am from Australia. Your post about the furniture is really informative thanks for making efforts.

Re: R M Schindler's chairs

Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2020 11:07 am
by SDR
Welcome. I'll try to answer any questions you might have . . .

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