Is furniture porn for architects?

We spent quite some time in the office today looking at furniture websites, ogling Mies coffee tables and Hoffman Kubus sofas. I can spend an entire lunch hour browsing blogs and zeens for the latest in furniture and design. So how does this manifest in my own home? Well, in true architect cliche its the classics that furnish my house. Or copies of classics, as you must be aware that I couldn’t dream of affording the real versions on a Part II wage!


Jacobsen inspired dining chair


Copy of a Joe Columbo Boby Trolley, liberated from the office.


Ikea Poang, inspired by the Aalto chair.


Eames Lounge.


Corb LC2


Eames lounge and ottoman. Aalto vase in foreground.

It’s easy to get obsessed with furniture as it distills that perfect combination of practicality and design, form, function and comfort, Architecture in an object.

MM

Is furniture porn for architects?

We spent quite some time in the office today looking at furniture websites, ogling Mies coffee tables and Hoffman Kubus sofas. I can spend an entire lunch hour browsing blogs and zeens for the latest in furniture and design. So how does this manifest in my own home? Well, in true architect cliche its the classics that furnish my house. Or copies of classics, as you must be aware that I couldn’t dream of affording the real versions on a Part II wage!


Jacobsen inspired dining chair


Copy of a Joe Columbo Boby Trolley, liberated from the office.


Ikea Poang, inspired by the Aalto chair.


Eames Lounge.


Corb LC2


Eames lounge and ottoman. Aalto vase in foreground.

It’s easy to get obsessed with furniture as it distills that perfect combination of practicality and design, form, function and comfort, Architecture in an object.

MM

New Works

New art project idea that I am working on. All about texture, pen marks on paper. Depth of surface on the flat page. They are mixed media, a contrast between the rough, quick pen strokes, the texture and pattern made up of the individual pen marks on the page, and the notebook itself, with the ring binding and elastic. To create a further depth in the work i have scanned the whole notebook page and the depth of the notebook on the scanner plate creates a constant ground on which the pen texture sits. I have enlarged the image on the print to express the inconsistency of the pen with the crispness of the final digital print.





MM

Beginnings

Hi.

Introductions are hard. ‘this is who I am’ ‘I go here, I do this, I like these things and I hate those things’…

So it’s time to get introductions out of the way. I am for the moment Modulor Man. That might change. I am a citizen of Birmingham. West Midlands not Alabama! I work for a small architects practice in the city, and I have aspirations to cycle to work this summer. I am 27 years old, and having trouble reconciling the reality of the architectural profession with the vision I was sold through architecture education. I like some music, I like some films, I like some books, I like some architecture, I am a geek. I have a passing interest in several sports. I do drawings for money.

‘Architects ride bicycles’… Well, some do, others drive Volvos, Saabs, Smart cars, and some take the train. I was dwelling on the coincidence that many of my colleages and contemporaries have taken to either recreational cycling, or cycle commuting, and it struck me that there might be something linking the green credentials of the two wheeled transport and the struggle the proffession has between a sustainability agenda, a love of technology and the form/function merger/ clash. But then again… It might be I have cycling on the brain.

Kraftwerk liked bikes… And they studied architecture…

I am at the coal face. Not an actual coal face, more of a Mac face. BBC 6music and Radio4 get me through the day. Tea helps. RSI and headaches hinder. Isn’t being a high minded professional a bitch.

Save 6 music!!

MM

Beginnings

Hi.

Introductions are hard. ‘this is who I am’ ‘I go here, I do this, I like these things and I hate those things’…

So it’s time to get introductions out of the way. I am for the moment Modulor Man. That might change. I am a citizen of Birmingham. West Midlands not Alabama! I work for a small architects practice in the city, and I have aspirations to cycle to work this summer. I am 27 years old, and having trouble reconciling the reality of the architectural profession with the vision I was sold through architecture education. I like some music, I like some films, I like some books, I like some architecture, I am a geek. I have a passing interest in several sports. I do drawings for money.

‘Architects ride bicycles’… Well, some do, others drive Volvos, Saabs, Smart cars, and some take the train. I was dwelling on the coincidence that many of my colleages and contemporaries have taken to either recreational cycling, or cycle commuting, and it struck me that there might be something linking the green credentials of the two wheeled transport and the struggle the proffession has between a sustainability agenda, a love of technology and the form/function merger/ clash. But then again… It might be I have cycling on the brain.

Kraftwerk liked bikes… And they studied architecture…

I am at the coal face. Not an actual coal face, more of a Mac face. BBC 6music and Radio4 get me through the day. Tea helps. RSI and headaches hinder. Isn’t being a high minded professional a bitch.

Save 6 music!!

MM