Asa Christiana, Editor of FineWoodworking magazine, posted earlier today an article entitled Is Danish Modern the furniture style of our time?
Asa and the art director were “…looking for a modern credenza to go under a flat-screen TV, we may have stumbled onto the answer…” The article ends with the following:
It is easy to look back on furniture history, and see how 18th-century styles, followed by Shaker and Arts & Crafts, each arose from a specific culture and commercial context. Is it even possible for a cohesive style to coalesce out of today’s fractured culture, with mass-production of disposable goods dominating commerce? And does Danish Modern hold the key?
— Asa Christiana, Editor, FineWoodworking.com
December 23, 2009
This particular article hit a cord in me. Why? Because Neil Lamens and I touched on this very topic in October 2008. Neil graciously agreed to be my guest at that interview. We talked about many topics, but a key item of that interview has stuck with me since then. In the text I asked the question, ‘What has transpired since the bean bag chair, “a living form”‘?
I invite you to download the podcast, listen to it, and then read Asa’s article at the link I provided. Please let me know what you think – but I request that you also leave a comment for Asa at their website.
— Al Navas