Design Inspiration at the Met

October 14, 2016

The latest AIA survey on design revenue not only shows that firms are busy, but that they are growing.  The latest wave of expansion has led to more hiring, busier weeks, and less down time.  With so much to do and so little time, finding inspiration in our daily grind can often be challenging.  A recent visit to the Met reminds us that there are those who have taken our discipline far beyond that of a service and elevated it to a level of art that is truly worthy of admiration.  Below are just a few examples:

A Stair Hall Designed by McKim Meade and White

Window Panels by Louis Comfort Tiffany

A Stair Hall from the Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis Sullivan

A work table from Tiffany Studios showing a lamp form with a shade under construction

Illuminated Armor for a Knight and his horse (not a building material but amazing metalwork just the same)

The Metropolitan Museum is open 7 days a week and located on 5th Avenue and 81st street in NYC.