Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dappled light 1985

The 1980s if House and Garden is to be believed was a time of English Country House mania intermingled with Post Modern architecture and interiors, so this photo of Jil Sander's living room in Hamburg came like a breath of fresh air.

This apparently simple room, the more so by contrast with other pages of House and Garden, with its Biedermeier-style chaise longue, Cy Twombly scribble, Paladino painting, Venetian plaster walls, white-washed brick, toile, leather, ticking and silk is almost a metaphor for her well-tailored, minimalist clothing lines. It is as current today as it was refreshing in the 1980s.

Photos by Alan Ginsburg.

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