Works in Paper

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Irving Harper "Works in Paper" by Michael Maharam

It is no secret that I love imaginative, whimsical creations that delight the eye and make people smile. This morning I found the latest Interior Design magazine in my mailbox. I thumbed through it quickly and turned to my favorite part, the back cover. Maharam, a provider of textiles to architects and interior designers, has been the source of these creative ads for as long as I can remember. Generally a single image, always eye-catching and without explanation, that truly makes you want to find out more and I did…..

Upper left notes “Skira Rizzoli” a publisher of museum quality fine art books, lower left “Irving Harper Works in Paper”, a new book by Michael Maharam, CEO of Maharam. The book celebrates the works of Irving Harper, one of the many talented mid-century designers who in addition to designing the iconic Herman Miller logo, the Marshmallow Sofa and the Ball Clock, he produced hundreds of  people and animal sculptures created with paper and other materials one might find around the house such as spaghetti and toothpicks….truly amazing!

Possibly, one day Mr. Harpers creations will be displayed for the world to see and enjoy. In the meantime, I will be adding Michael Maharam’s book to my collection.