Category: Designer Spotlight

Designer Spotlight: Harry Bertoia

Known for his skill as an artist as much as his talent for design, Harry Bertoia was a man of many talents. His most famous furniture designs stemmed from his passion for metalwork and his countless hours spent tinkering in a metal shop in the corner of Florence Knoll’s factory.   Bertoia was born in …

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Clash of Color: The Progressive Furniture Designs of Ettore Sottsass

The ability to incorporate multiple passions into a single project can set a designer apart from the rest of the industry. With passions ranging from writing to fine art, Ettore Sottsass was one of the most prolific designers of the twentieth century. Sottsass’ unique combination of interests allowed him to develop a signature style that …

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African-American Architects

Julian Abele Blazes Trail for African-American Architects in Higher Education

In celebration of Black History Month, Spaces, Inc. takes a look at one of the most influential African-American architects in US history. Julian Abele was born in 1881 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The youngest of eight children, Abele was surrounded by success. His brothers were engineers, doctors, and artisans who always pushed their youngest sibling towards …

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David Adjaye

Architect and Designer Spotlight: David Adjaye

David Adjaye is one of the most fascinating and accomplished architects in recent memory. Born in Tanzania in 1966 to a Ghanaian diplomat, Adjaye was destined for design. The travel demands of his father’s occupation allowed Adjaye to observe cultures and influences from numerous countries throughout Africa and the Middle East. His family eventually settled …

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