Deconstructing Greek Revival: Strange Mixed-Style Shelving


Outside of some mass-produced exceptions at stores like Restoration Hardware, new designers are rarely bold enough these days to reprise styles associated with ancient Rome and Greece.

Postmodernism did so with reckless abandon, but Elizabeth Coffey tempers her own use Neo-Classical (as well as Arts and Crafts and other) sources with a kind of minimalist Deconstructivism – slicing columns in neat sections and separating them with sleek black shelves.

The results are neither wildly self-conscious nor derivative, and surprising in their structural soundness and functional aspirations.

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