<![CDATA[Twenty Gauge Blog]]> Sun, 22 Oct 2017 22:39:11 +0000 en hourly 1 <![CDATA[Field Trip: Architecture for Dogs @ Long Beach Museum of Art]]> Fri, 06 Sep 2013 13:59:59 +0000 Last week marked the closing of one of our favorite shows this summer, Architecture for Dogs at the Long Beach Museum of Art.
This exhibit features custom dwellings, play spaces, and canine couture from 13 established “barkitects” and firms from around the world. Not only are the...

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<![CDATA[Modern Man: René Herbst]]> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 12:12:07 +0000 Considered by many as the pioneer of the modern movement, René Herbst's work continue to provide inspiration for contemporary architects and interior designers. Herbst was born in Paris (n. 1891), and was where he settled to pursue his passion in furniture and interior design.

Rene is most famous for his "Chaise Sandow", a design which was first introduced in 1927. The Sandow chair comprises of a nickel-plated tubular steel frame and the first seat and back using a bungee cord material for support. The style still stands today as a staple modern piece that is beautiful in its simplicity and offers great sitting comfort.

His commitment to the modern movement also extended to his founding of the Union des Artistes Modernes (UAM) in 1921. Under Herbst's direction, the organization strived to make domestic comfort accessible to people of all economic classes.

Salon d'Automne
1936

Salon d'Automne
1934

Chaise Sandow

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