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Blog series by naomi weiss updated 02-08-2010 07:35 PM 3 parts 7989 reads 18 comments total

Part 1: Nakashima Furniture in The Japanese Art Reading Room

02-04-2010 08:40 PM by naomi weiss | 6 comments »

I headed to the Japanese wing to check out some furniture. I didn’t see so much (portions of the museum were closed for something or other. I peeked in and saw people photographing stuff, though), but before entering, i passed through the reading room where there was a video playing, and cool chairs and table to sit in. As i sunk into the chair and looked at the butterflies in the large slab of wood, here’s what went on in my head: -That’s so Nakashima!-I really want to e...

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Part 2: French Art Deco: Emile Jacques Ruhlmann

02-08-2010 11:32 AM by naomi weiss | 5 comments »

The combination of simple forms and complex marquetry makes Ruhlmann furniture pretty interesting. Though his furniture has a clean sleek look, he rarely used straight lines, favouring instead the more challenging execution of curves. For a better bio on Ruhlmann, see the site linked below. I don’t think i had heard of him before…His stuff at the Met blew me away, and since i didn’t have a camera, i took a little video on my Nano: Here is infomation provided by one of t...

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Part 3: Rietveld's ZigZag Stoel (Chair)

02-08-2010 07:35 PM by naomi weiss | 7 comments »

I was actually looking for Rietveld’s Red and Blue chair, but i found the 1934 Zigzag chair. I must confess that since my enthusiasm for anything past the year 1700 is fairly recent, when i was in my uncle’s house in Friesland 2 years ago and he showed me this chair, i had NO idea what it was (just to come totally clean: i also spent several days in Utrecht without visiting the Schroder house—cringe). This chair is out of control. As one Metroactive writer puts it, the cha...

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