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A Farewell to the Prince of Chintz: Remembering Mario Buatta

The interior design world lost a legend last week with the passing of Mario Buatta.  Affectionately known as the “Prince of Chintz” Buatta passed away October 15th from complications of pneumonia.  Mr. Buatta’s career spanned more than five decades, and he worked with numerous celebrities designing their homes.  The list of his famous clients include… Read More A Farewell to the Prince of Chintz: Remembering Mario Buatta

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A Farewell to Fixer Upper: Our Seven Favorite Takeaways from the Beloved HGTV Show

It was announced last month that the fifth season of the popular HGTV show Fixer Upper will be its last.  And you could hear hearts breaking across the country.  Over the past four years fans have come to love stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, and the glimpse into their life and design process the show gave.  Each… Read More A Farewell to Fixer Upper: Our Seven Favorite Takeaways from the Beloved HGTV Show

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The Inimitable Florence Knoll: Celebrating an Icon of Design on Her 100th Birthday

As if Florence Knoll weren’t already an impressive figure, today she adds to her extraordinary legacy by turning 100 years old.  Though she retired from the company that bears her name in 1965 the amount of influence Florence had on the design world before that point and that continues to this day is immeasurable.  Let’s… Read More The Inimitable Florence Knoll: Celebrating an Icon of Design on Her 100th Birthday

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An Elegant Craftsman: Looking at the Work of George Nakashima

Inspired by what he felt was “bad” architecture with too many design elements, George Nakashima turned to furniture making, and became a key figure in the American craft movement.  Though he was a modernist he dedicated himself to wood, handwork, and simple technologies rather than embrace industrial materials or develop prototypes for mass production.  As a leading… Read More An Elegant Craftsman: Looking at the Work of George Nakashima

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Four Female Designers to Celebrate on International Women’s Day

The world of furniture design wouldn’t be the same without women designers.  Despite this fact, only a handful of female designers got the credit owed to them.  Many women interested in the field were relegated to textile design, since that was the area seen as most appropriate for women.  While these women did amazing work… Read More Four Female Designers to Celebrate on International Women’s Day