Modern Molding

audi-loebach6I am not a Modernist at heart, however I have an appreciation for artisans of invention as well as brains and talent. There is a beauty to giving a new lease on life to ancient forms, to breaking free of the constraints of mold and tradition.

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Paul Loebach is a really bright shiny new talent who was educated at RISD. His workshop is in the hipper-than-thou New York borough of Brooklyn where he draws inspiration from various life forms. One such example is his aptly named Watson table envisioned and structured to resemble DNA and attributed via title to the scientist who discovered the molecules that form gene strands. Loebach has also designed floor lamps modeled after Christmas ornaments from Finland.  He seems to find inspiration everywhere.  This young talent is one to watch.

Modernism in other arts brought extreme difficulty. In poetry, the characteristic difficulty imported under the name of modernism was obscurity. But obscurity could just as easily be a quality of metrical as of free verse.
James Fenton

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Warmest Regards to Elle Decor, Paul Loebach, Cool Hunting, Design Top News, Design Sponge

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