News from Anywhere: Mackmurdo Chair
Warning: 7 on the Geeky Esoteric Interest Scale
I adore this chair. I especially adore that it was created 10+ years before Art Nouveau “emerged” at Maison de l’Art Nouveau gallery in 1895 in Paris. Yes, I see the Art Nouveau but do you see the William Morris influence? I’m not making that up!
I’ve been looking at this chair for a few days here, staring at it with a silly smile on my face. I’ve done this before; I remember rocking back and forth and watching the lights on my first stereo receiver (and I wasn’t a toddler). Have a seat and listen. The seat is leather and it’s sturdy, if graceful.
from the page :
“Mackmurdo was both an architect and designer who traveled with John Ruskin, one of the inspirational forces behind the Arts and Crafts movement. By the early 1880s he was a disciple of William Morris and the predominant founder of the Century Guild in 1882, an association of artists and entrepreneurs that attempted to realize the ideals of Morris by bringing the highest levels of artistic creativity to objects for the ordinary home. The chair dates from the very beginning of this enterprise and is one of relatively few pieces to bear the CG stamp.”
Okay, back to posting cats…