Good Quotes: Passion for Design

Good Quotes: Passion for Design

Gregory Han
Dec 10, 2008

"My passion for design follows the same methodology as the vinyl junkie's. Record collecting is about pastoral nostalgia — joining the Kinks in the craving of an unsullied village green, or the beautiful loneliness of a train engineer on a forgotten Southern railroad as essayed by R.E.M. in the 1980's. Furniture collecting can evoke the same exact mood, but with a mod twist. It's wishing you could sit in a conversation pit by Alexander Girard by the fire in a Santa Fe home in 1972, or be Pierre Koenig himself in the famous Julius Shulman photograph of Case Study House No. 21."

-James Zemaitis, head of Sotheby's 20th-century-design department

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