Tuesday, March 11, 2008

I Saarinen-der

In honor of the ongoing Eero Saarinen exhibit at Atlanta's modern design museum, aka MODA, I began to prepare what was going to my personal ode to the Tulip Table. Then I stumbled upon the Turkish design blog, A Mad Tea Party with Alis, and realized there was no way I could do it better than this.

The Furniture of Eero Saarinen: Designs for Everyday Living at MODA through May 5th.

Photograph of Saarinen Tulip Table with Norman Cherner Armchairs from Design Within Reach.

In other "Current Exhibition News", one of my favorite Atlanta artists, Carolyn Carr is now showing at the Spanierman Modern in New York City through April 5th. I promise this is the last time I show this photo, but don't the two look great in the same room? 

Photograph via PaperCity.

16 comments:

Me, Myself & I said...

The tulip chair and table...such classics! Boy, I sure wish I could be in Atlanta to check out that exhibit.

Bayou Contessa said...

The top photo is absolutely sublime. Simple elegance, modern and classic...oh how I wish I were in Atlanta seeing this exhibit! Great post!

The Peak of Chic said...

You can show that photo all you want- perfection!

M&Co said...

Love the combination of modern and classic in the last picture. The textures in this livingroom is wonderful!

Style Court said...

The Carr room is still amazing. Are you going to be able to get a tulip table to mix with "old brown chairs?" Weren't you the one who hoped to riff on Temple St. Clair's dining room?

marci said...

Great title!!!

All Things Bright and Beautiful... said...

Dear Brilliant - isn't Alis a fab blog!!!

franki durbin said...

forget the table (for just a moment) and witness the amazing light fixture overhead. gorgeous!

by the way, I do that all of the time: come up with a cool post to write... start Googling and discover someone has done an amazing job already. nice knowing I'm not alone.

Joanna Goddard said...

i LOVE those chairs. i just wish they weren't $$$$$$$.

xo joanna

Vie Chaotique said...

Gorg!

SimplyGrove said...

That would be such an incredible exhibit to go to!!

LondonCalling said...

Amazing chairs in the first photo!

girl meets glamour said...

love this post, esp. your title!!

~Kate

alis said...

I kind of neglected my blog in the past month but thanks to you I still got readers! Brilliant asylum, thanks so much for the mention :))

Felicity, you must be one of the nicest ppl on the face of earth, thank you :)

xx
Alis

Brilliant Asylum said...

Thanks for all of the nice comments. And thank YOU Alis for doing most of the work.

Ashley L. said...

how stunning and very inspiring! thank you for sharing! :)