Sunday, January 29, 2012

george nelson

model of the american national exhibition
We have brainwashed ourselves into equating the new with the good, and the newest with the best, and the only remaining holes in the synthetic padding wrapped around our uneasy convictions are those intermittent fits of modernistic anxiety, so often expressed in nostalgic fads.     -George Nelson

A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of visiting the George Nelson Exhibit at the Bellevue Arts Museum.  Though Mr. Nelson may be most known for his contribution of the coconut chair,  quirky timepieces, and Herman Miller print collateral, I think I was most inspired by his simple observations--of social trends, national perspective, and personal contribution.

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