[2nd] year Reynolda House Field Trip
October 5, 2014 § Leave a comment
The Reynolda House Museum of American Art has a current exhibit, The Art of Seating, featuring more than forty amazing examples of chair design throughout history. Tommy Lambeth and Felicia Dean’s [2nd] year studio class had the opportunity to travel to Winston-Salem and visit Reynolda House as well as the chair exhibit on Friday, October 3rd. The Reynolds’ estate was the home of RJ Reynolds, founder of Reynolds Tobacco Company.
After a guided tour of the 36,000 square foot Reynolds’ home, the class moved on to the Art of Seating exhibit in the 3,000 square foot gallery space located in a renovated area attached to the home. Here students were allowed to linger and sketch the iconic seating from many well known designers, such as Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames and many more. Concluding our interior visit, many of us took the opportunity to explore the beautiful grounds of the estate. Some took pictures to remember the sights while others chose to sketch some of the unique structures and garden spaces. A special thanks to the staff of the Reynolda House for exposing us to such a significant display of North Carolina architectural and design history as well as the lives of a very important family in our state’s past.Photo Credits A. Designed by Thomas E. Warren (active with American Chair Co. 1849-52), Manufactured by the American Chair Co. (1829-1858), Troy, NY, Centripetal Spring Arm Chair, c. 1850Photo by Michael Koryta and Andrew VanStyn, Director of Acquisitions, Conservation,and Photography. http://www.reynoldahouse.org/exhibitions/detail/the-art-of-seating B. Photo courtesy of Taylor Ghost [2nd] year C. Sketch of Johnson Wax Co. Chair 1938 designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, by Kim Wypasek [2nd] year D. Photo courtesy of Kim Wypasek [2nd] year. Pictured Will Ellis [2nd] year and Julia Colter [2nd] year E. Designed and Manufactured by Vivian Beer (b. 1977), Penland, NC, Current, 2004Photo by Douglas J. Eng. http://www.reynoldahouse.org/exhibitions/detail/the-art-of-seating F. Photo courtesy of Taylor Ghost [2nd] year Contributed by Kim Wypasek [2nd] year