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Bringing the Outside In: Guggenheim, NYC

Guggenheim NYC

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (or the Guggenheim as it’s most commonly known) is an art museum in Manhattan, New York City. We travelled here in 2009 when I first left Australia to become a Stylist. I was so inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright’s incredible architecture and internal design (there is a spiral ramp going all the way from ground floor to the top with the art hugging the walls).

The Guggenheim NYC is designed in Wright’s signature modernist style (you can see more of his incredible buildings here) and he is one of the most famous American architects with a career that spanned seven decades and 1,114 buildings.

Like most iconic towers, buildings and museums, it wasn’t completed without it’s hiccups along the way. Wright didn’t always see eye-to-eye with the powers that be (for example Wright wanted the building to have a red exterior and also for the building to be built in stone but had to settle with concrete due to cost) and then sadly, both the architect (Wright) and the founder (Solomon R. Guggenheim) died before it was completed in 1959. I think we can all agree that whatever the disagreements were – the building looks the better for it! It’s absolutely breathtaking.

To bring a bit of the Guggenheim into your place, check out the items above!

Lx

PS Have a fab long weekend, all!

1. Le Soleil  suspension lamp, Vicente Garcia Jimenez for Foscarini at Chaplins | 2. Sculpted Navajo beach towel, Ralph Lauren  | 3. Kaiser Idell Lamp, Christian Dell at Fritz Hansen | 4. Hex grey encaustic tile, Lindsey Lang at wallsandfloors.eu | 5. Saarinen round side table, Eero Saarinen at Conran Shop

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