The innovative new lighting system on display at the renovated Cranbrook Art Museum is praised as a restoration of Eliel Saarinen’s original vision for the space in the June issue of Architectural Lighting magazine. The SmithGroupJJR oversaw the project, referencing Saarinen’s blueprints and construction documents to install lighting in the coffered ceilings that is in line […]
Because of its solid foundation, I am confident that Detroit will have a renaissance in the arts (among other fields). This confidence springs from a community of art enthusiasts who invested heavily in cultural institutions. Images of abandoned buildings steal a lot of the headlines, but the media often fails to balance those images with […]
The Detroit News explores the interesting story behind George Nelson’s journey from architect and journalist to iconic American designer. The vision of the Herman Miller Furniture Company and the talents of Nelson ultimately changed design as we know it. “George Nelson: Architect / Writer / Designer / Teacher” makes it’s final stop at Cranbrook through […]
If you’ve ever kicked back in your family room, maybe perched in a midcentury Coconut Chair and reading under a Bubble Lamp, you’ve got designer and architect George Nelson to thank. The Hartford, Conn.-born Nelson (1908-86) came up with the idea of the family room in his 1945 book Tomorrow’s House, and was responsible for […]
“New exhibitions ably display the breadth and range of art in metro Detroit”
“Influential designer Nelson’s works in Cranbrook spotlight,” Khristi Zimmeth, Detroit News Columnist “George Nelson: Architect, Writer, Designer, Teacher’ Exhibit Shows Varied Work Of Modernist,” Kate Abbey-Lambertz, HuffPost Detroit, Associate Editor Click here for the article. “George Nelson Returns to Cranbrook,” Architects and Artisans Click here for the article. “Herman Miller’s legendary designer George Nelson featured […]
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