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Mon 10.6.

‘Boomerang’ chair by Richard Neutra for VS America (USA)

Posted by Walter Phillips on 10.06.2013 - Tagged as: , ,

'Boomerang' chair by Richard Neutra for VS America

‘Boomerang’ chair by Richard Neutra for VS America

VS America is showing furniture designs by Architect Richard Neutra at NeoCon 2013, the architecture and design exposition/ conference for commercial interiors (on now in Chicago), including the iconic ‘Boomerang’ chair.

 

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Boomerang Chair, design: Richard Neutra, 1942, reedition by House Industries

California, and in particular Los Angeles, has been home to numerous Hollywood stars and other glamorous figures of the burgeoning jet-set since the 1930s. The City of Angels was the ideal place for many architects to develop their ideas. The spectacular landscape, the sophisticated clientele, the climate, the wealth of the film industry, and, above all, the free-thinking that transcended all convention offered architects then, as well as now, the opportunity to realise their visionary projects.

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'Haus Rentsch' by Richard Neutra, 1964, © Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

He was one of the protagonists of modern architecture. In the 1920s Richard Neutra, born Austrian, moved to the US where he soon raised reputation with his light and airy structures. Museum MARTa Herford dedicated its recent exhibition to his less known European opus with an extensive selection of original designs, water colour sketches, building plans, models and photographs by Richard Neutra.

BEWO Quickborn, Quickborn, Germany, 1960-63, Eberhard Troeger © Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

“An international team of experts has been working on this project for over two years. While conducting research for the exhibition and the catalogue (to be published by DuMont in Cologne), they discovered unfinished projects by Neutra in his archive at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles), which will now go on display at Herford…. The exhibition will shed light on the impact of this influential architect, who began his career in Europe, took the ideas of the Bauhaus with him to the USA, and then brought American modernism to Europe.”


The exhibition will be open until 1 August 2010.

'Haus Pescher', photo by Iwan Baan

Bewobau Walldorf Interieur, 1960 © Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA

to the MARTa Herford website

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