this guy is due to be installed on new york city’s high line in the next couple of weeks. in 2014, the sculpture – painted bronze and very lifelike – caused quite a stir on the campus of wellesley college. the coeds were not amused.
an industrial designer and unsung hero who worked for george nelson associates. by day mr. harper had a hand in designing some of the most iconic mid-century items for nelson and herman miller. all of these — clocks, marshmallow sofa — were credited to nelson and the firm.
but by night….harper made paper sculptures. ahhhhh….
harper’s sculptures recently set records at auction. who knew?
harry bertoia. best known for his eponymous chair design, but it’s the sculptures that make me swoon. with names like ‘willow’ and ‘bronzed bush’, the works are beautifully lyrical and the welding workmanship flawless. primarily produced mid-twentieth century, bertoia sculptures are now mainly found at auction. want one? you’ll need to save your benjamins.