Wednesday, November 19, 2014
The Winterthur Collection at Currey & Company
I had the privilege of touring Winterthur a few years ago, and it was truly remarkable. What is equally remarkable, though in a much different sense of the word, is the number of designers who have never even heard of Winterthur. That really amazes me.
I have written about Winterthur before, so I won't repeat myself by explaining what it is and who Henry Francis du Pont was. You can read my previous Winterthur-related blog posts by clicking here. But what I do want to bring to your attention is Currey & Company's Winterthur Collection. The collection, which includes lighting and furniture, was inspired by pieces at Winterthur. Some of the furniture, such as the "Powell" dressing table, below, was based on pieces collected by du Pont himself, while books and ephemera in Winterthur's library were the source for many of the motifs used to embellish Currey's new lamps.
For more information on the collection, please visit Currey & Company's website. And if you have never before visited Winterthur, I encourage you to do so soon.