Robert Venturi ( American, 1925 )


Swid Powell Design ( American, 1984 - 2000 )

introduced 1986
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General Description

Robert Venturi, the recognized patriarch of postmodernism who drew inspiration from diverse historical sources, created this innovative design for Swid Powell in 1986. He cleverly intersected two planar silhouettes in a cruciform arrangement to form a three-dimensional standing object recycling and re-purposing the eighteenth-century Chippendale style. This candlestick was made in Italy by Munari.

Excerpt from

Jewel Stern, Charles Veneble and Kevin Tucker, ed. Modernism in American Silver: 20th Century Design. New Haven: Yale University Press. 2005, 315.

Web Resources

Yale University
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