Thank you to David Sellers and the Madsonian Museum of Industrial Design for lending an Eileen Gray designed Transat Chair at this weeks screening of Gray Matters. It was exciting for all to have an up close look at this chair featured in the film.
‘The Madsonian’s collection represents a lifetime of appreciation for and devotion to good design, displaying the best designed and most artistic manufactured objects.
It is becoming more and more important to think carefully about how we as a civil society use our resources. By making the everyday beautiful and well designed, and by recognizing and valuing that effort, we can reduce our throw-away culture and become one that surrounds ourselves with beauty, thoughtfulness and art.
The museum has in its collection work by designers such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Frank Gehry, Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, Aalvar Alto, Raymond Loewy, Norman Bel Geddes, Eero Saarinen, and Marcel Breuer.’
David Sellers is an architect and designer living and working in Warren, Vermont. The Madsonian is the result of his lifelong dream to honor the world’s best in industrial design. Dave got his start in architecture at Yale University. He has since been designing and building in Vermont and around the world. Dave has been named one of Architectural Digest’s top 100 architects.
This retrospective pays tribute to the work and legacy of fourth-generation Vermonter and Burlington-based architect and artist Tom Cullins. As a Principal Emeritus of the notable design firm TruexCullins, examples of Cullins’ architectural accomplishments can be found throughout Burlington’s urban landscape, rural settings across New England, and overseas. A life-long artist as well, Cullins creates artwork prolifically in a variety of mediums.
Tom Cullins: A Creative Life emphasizes the continuous nature of Cullins’ work and explores the thematic connections within the entirety of his creative output. Cullins’ signature use of aesthetic restraint references the De Stijl movement from the early nineteenth century. True to De Stiji, Cullins’ artwork takes a minimalist approach to abstraction characterized by basic geometric forms and blocks of color, while his architectural projects (highlighted in this exhibition through sketches and photographs) draw inspiration from Bauhaus principles. The recent introduction of abstract, three-dimensional wooden sculptures to Cullins’ oeuvre brings his visual language full circle.
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Thanks to all of our sponsors, collaborators, and attendees for your continued support of Season 2 of the Architecture and Design Film Series. Your energy and commitment is instrumental in bringing life to this fun and engaging community event! We welcome any suggestions you may have as we plan Season 3 this summer and look forward to seeing you at the first film this September.
All the best,
Thank you to Seven Days and Amy Lilly for their continued support of the Architecture and Design Film Series. Click the image below to link to the full article.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the screening of Microtopia and lecture by guest speaker Keith Moskow. This was a very popular event and are appreciative to all for accommodating the over sized crowd! We look forward to the second half of season two kicking off with First Person Singular: I.M. Pei in January. Also, thank you to Seven Days and Amy Lilly for their publication preceding the event. Click the image below to link to the article.
We are excited to announce that architect Keith Moskow, FAIA, of Moskow Linn Architects in Boston, MA will be a guest speaker at the upcoming screening of Microtopia on Tuesday December 16th. Keith creates finely detailed buildings attuned to their environment, envisions small scale urban interventions for better city living and writes books on architectural design to educate the profession and public at large.
Keith’s talk titled “Swamp Hut, Ice Chime and Rural Interventions” will focus on rural projects built as part of his Studio North program in Norwich, VT, as well as an 800 square foot home entirely heated and cooled by passive solar means and a two story tower built in downtown Boston for the sole purpose of making enormous icicles.
The reception will begin at 6:00, lecture at 6:30, and screening at 7:00.
A big thanks to Patrick Branstetter from us and all who attended Tuesday night’s screening of Note by Note: The Making of Steinway L1037. Patrick shared interesting information about the history of the Steinway while exhibiting some old parts and tools from his practice at the Village Piano Shop. Guests were able to see first hand some of the intricately detailed and beautifully crafted pieces that were featured in the film.