McCobb & Modularity
Are you a Brutalist?
For 20 years Paul McCobb designed an extensive range of multi-functional furniture, accessories and textiles. By Jonathan Goldstein.
Coming from humble beginnings with minimal education and no training in design, Paul McCobb became one of the most recognised and influential designers on the American design scene of the 1950s and 60s
Britain's Most Extraordinary Home
Concrete buildings, replaces, furniture, lighting, sculpture and jewellery – once you start looking, Brutalism can be found just about everywhere!
But what exactly is Brutalism? The Brutalist label can be applied to the work of a number of architects working in the 1950s, 60s and 70s – such as British couple Alison and Peter Smithson, Swiss-French architect Le Corbusier, and Miles Warren from New Zealand. They all used contemporary materials and techniques to create buildings that sat comfortably with the geography.
At midday on 6th October 1990 John Trevillian stepped into a three-bedroomed, semi-detached, ex-council house in Essex and started a personal journey that grew into a 25-year project: To take a standard English dwelling and transform it into a wonderland of inspirational locations, each set in a different time and place.
The imaginative powers of the designers of Curtis Jeré pieces, range from the realistic to the highly abstract, and will add a dash of verve to any room.