Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Free Lecture by Nancy Kwallek: Herman Miller, Inc. and Knoll's color palettes from the 1950s

In conjunction with Mika Tajima's exhibition The Architect’s Garden at the University of Texas at Austin Visual Arts Center, Dr. Nancy Kwallek uses Herman Miller and Knoll as examples to discuss the impact of color on our senses. Through the designs of Alexander Girard and Florence Knoll, the two most significant early modern furniture manufacturers—Herman Miller, Inc. and Knoll International—set the stage for a significant change in color palettes to come for U.S. interiors.

This lecture offers the public a look into discussions between Dr. Kwallek and Mika Tajima on interior design, architecture, and modernism.

The Architect's Garden is curated by Aimee Chang, Manager of Public Programs at The Blanton Museum of Art.

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  1. Hi, I'm an architect at Studio HAI, which is the modernist arm of Heimsath Architects, originally founded by Clovis Heimsath, FAIA in 1959. Back in the day Clovis did some spectacular modernist work and I'd love to talk to somebody about getting his work shown on your site. I know the comments section isn't the best place to put this but I couldn't find a contact us link.