Πέμπτη, 28 Ιουλίου 2011

John Dickinson

John Dickinson (1920 - 1982) U.S.A.

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Dickinson preferred to make dramatic contrasts with the scale, shape and patina of furniture and accessories rather than through the use of color and pattern. With a spare, classically derived idiom, he drew inspiration from selective historical references, heightened in scale and assembled in a sophisticated yet casual manner. Dickinson’s highly original and detailed furniture—tin-skirted tables, animal-leg chairs, and African inspired stools and tables—exemplifies his flair for mixing unusual materials such as galvanized metal, white plaster and faux bamboo with a figurative playfulness.

A Berkeley native, Dickinson studied at the Parsons School of Design before taking a job in display at Lord & Taylor. He left New York for San Francisco where he became well-known for his idiosyncratic approach. With clients ranging from the Sonoma Mission Inn to art patrons to department stores, Dickinson’s fantasies and individual character made him one of America’s most astonishing decorators from the 1960s until his death in 1982 at the pinnacle of his career."


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