RIBA Photograph Curator Justine Sambrook reveals the ways in which Modern architectural photography communicated the new post-war interior aesthetic.
Archives for April 2015
When I think of the sculptural teak of a Juhl or Wegner armchair, or the fluidity of Saarinen’s Tulip chair, or the organic curves of the Eames’ bent ply, I think of warmer stuff. I think of the rich sparkle generated by mid century typeface like Caledonia and Century Expanded.
With the now-scarce X202, or ‘Master’s’ chair, James Leonard brought Scandinavian Modernism into the post-war classroom, making perhaps one of the most under-recognised contributions to British 20th century design.