This exhibition was on display from November 11, 2016 to May 21, 2017.

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Hi there! I don’t know if you know this, but I have always had an appreciation and strong passion for the history of design and architecture. During my travels I have had the opportunity to collect rare and unique objects from all parts of the world. I am inspired by each piece: its history and the story it has to tell. This room is filled with a selection of objects whose origins range from ancient Egypt and Peru to mid-20th-century Scandinavia and 21st-century Brooklyn. I hope you enjoy exploring and imagining the histories and stories behind the objects that I have chosen.

This installation is an intimate and personal look into my design aesthetic, my living space, and the special objects that I have come to love. A few of my pieces are dotted around the room! I like to mix a modern feel with a rustic, antique look. I like the juxtaposition. Here an African mask sits near a wall unit designed by George Nelson and plates by Pablo Picasso share a tabletop with a modern Austrian tea set.

The Selects exhibition represents all the qualities I love and cultivate in my home. My home is my canvas for inspiration, a place where I generate ideas and learn. I’m always on the search for new, beautiful and interesting objects. And I’m always moving things around and switching things out so I have something new to look at and appreciate.

  • ESU 400 Storage Unit, 1950–52
  • moulded birch plywood, lacquered masonite and wood, zinc-plated steel,....
  • Museum purchase from General Acquisitions Endowment Fund.
  • 2013-58-1-a/d
  • ES 108 Sofa, 1984
  • aluminum, walnut, leather, epoxy, urethane foam, polyster fiber.
  • Gift of Herman Miller, Inc..
  • 1985-98-1
  • Tale Stool, 1951
  • painted wood, mahogany-veneered molded plywood.
  • The Linda and Irwin R. Berman Stool Collection.
  • 2013-50-7
  • Pot (USA), ca. 1950
  • hand-coiled earthenware, slip and mineral decoration.
  • Gift of Mrs. Homer Kripke.
  • 1980-21-6
  • Tall Stool, 1964
  • carved, turned and joined walnut wood.
  • The Linda and Irwin R. Berman Stool Collection.
  • 2013-50-32
  • JH 539 Stool, 1953
  • teak, cane.
  • The Linda and Irwin R. Berman Stool Collection.
  • 2013-50-25
  • Bali Lamp, ca. 1958
  • plastic, brass wire, walnut.
  • Museum purchase from Decorative Arts Association Acquisition Fund.
  • 1991-47-1
  • Plate (USA), 1921-24
  • hand-thrown and glazed earthenware.
  • Bequest of James H. Stubblebine.
  • 1988-44-2
  • Whistle, 1964
  • incised earthenware.
  • Gift of Edward L. Kallop Jr..
  • 1964-41-4