Architect - Jack Viks midcentury-living-room
 

Architect - Jack Viks

Lake Forest, IL
Built: 1960

This photo has 3 questions

amyls64 wrote:
How did you get those floors to look so gorgeous?
   Comment   August 28, 2013
Pierre Bugeja wrote:
Can I have more details about the parquet? What wood? Who supplies it?
   Comment   February 12, 2013
dageon wrote:
Love the black chairs and black couches where are the from? Thank You
   Comment   February 5, 2013

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Becky Harris added this to Glass Box Architecture Endures
Here are the beautiful views of the surrounding site, provided by glass walls.
O.K., back to Bauhaus! Breuer was also an architect, and like most of his European colleagues, he had to flee Europe during World War II. He landed at Harvard along with his Bauhaus mentor, Walter Gropius, and went on to become one of the Harvard 5, a group of Bauhaus architects who landed in New Canaan, Conn. in the 1940s (think of the houses in The Ice Storm). Besides Breuer, this group included Philip Johnson, Eliot Noyes, Landis Gores and John M. Johansen. This house looks like one that this quintet would have admired, and it was made for Wassily chairs.
When the war ended and our servicemen and -women returned, Americans took to building a new 20th-century America. This America was a celebration of the future, with modern materials and designs. Chrome tubular chairs replaced overstuffed lounges, while curtains and blinds gave way to sheets of glass. The colors were sophisticated and rich; deep browns and ebony blacks against shiny metal ruled.

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Wassily Chairs (the brown ones)
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Similar "orange" wood that we have
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Large block parquet floor
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plancher. Tant qu'à avoir des planches trop courtes...
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LOVE both of these chairs!!!!
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Look at that view!
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When the war ended and our servicemen and -women returned, Americans took to building a new 20th-century America. This America was a celebration of the future, with modern materials and designs. Chrome tubular chairs replaced overstuffed lounges, while curtains and blinds gave way to sheets of glass. The colors were sophisticated and rich; deep browns and ebony blacks against shiny metal ruled.
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Barcelona chairs and piano etc
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January 31, 2013
floor to ceiling windows require floor to ceiling view
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Jak Viks?
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After war, 40's & early 50's.
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A cara da casa nova da Eunicia e do Beto!
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ceiling
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nice parquet!
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Squarish floor
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glass enclosure, nature connecting all the way around
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baby grand piano in living room
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wassily chairs
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Favorite Noguchi table and sofas.
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placement of carpet
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Bauhaus influenced furniture placement
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Black chairs, open feeling Don't like rug or floor
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Bauhaus
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Chaise wasily
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Love
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parquet floor
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black ibeam with white ceiling
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Furniture choices are very linear and there is a sense of large space. Also it doesn't take away from the large view of the space. This works.
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January 26, 2012
what is there not to like?
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LIVING ROOM
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Wassily chair by Breuer
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Windows
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Good amount off windows
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bauhaus, breuer
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Liberty
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RUG
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Black chair in tan colour
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Wasily Chair Noguchi Table
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Idea
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August 11, 2011
Wassily Chair by Marcel Breuer
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August 8, 2011
O.K., back to Bauhaus! Breuer was also an architect, and like most of his European colleagues, he had to flee Europe during World War II. He landed at Harvard along with his Bauhaus mentor, Walter Gropius, and went on to become one of the Harvard 5, a group of Bauhaus architects who landed in New Canaan, Conn. in the 1940s (think of the houses in The Ice Storm). Besides Breuer, this group included Philip Johnson, Eliot Noyes, Landis Gores and John M. Johansen. This house looks like one that this quintet would have admired, and it was made for Wassily chairs.
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August 7, 2011
Floor to ceiling windows
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windows
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August 7, 2011
This is a beautiful room. I love the look of the Wassily chairs. My husband and I had one years back, they look great but find them uncomfortable.
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August 7, 2011
Favorite!!!!!
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BHS
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Floor
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Sofa + space like RidgeRoad Champaign,IL 1960s
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floor
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Floor
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Ibeam
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Steal construction? but awful lamp!!
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Great for cottage
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Chair
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