Friday, April 16, 2010

Design legend - Billy Baldwin

"A person with real flair is a gambler at heart"
Billy Baldwin, 1903-1983

Billy Baldwin has become synonymous with American design. A true design legend, Baldwin had a fresh approach to decorating, favoring straight lines, hard edged and edited interiors over the overly ornate and ostentatious. Some of his staples are plain draperies, white plaster lamps, off white rugs, geometric patterns and dark lacquered walls. One of his most famous pieces is the armless boxy slipper chair, which every designer I know uses in one project or the other.
Over two decades since his passing, designers today are still influenced by his ideas and will continue to look to him for inspiration.

Photo : Architectural Digest
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