Design Within Reach Furniture

Treat yourself (or someone you’re fond of) to Handcrafted Modern, an intimate collection of photographs of astonishingly beautiful, iconic and undiscovered mid-century interiors. Among these significant spaces, none are more celebrated yet underpublished as the homes created by architects and interior designers for themselves. This collection of newly commissioned photographs presents compelling homes by influential designers Russel Wright, George Nakashima, Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, Eva Zeisel and others. Intimate as well as revelatory, Williamson’s photographs show these creative homes as they were lived in by their designers: Walter Gropius’s historic Bauhaus home in Massachusetts; Albert Frey’s floating modernist aerie on a Palm Springs rock outcropping; Wharton Esherick’s completely handmade Pennsylvania house, from the organic handcarved staircase to the iconic furniture. These homes are exemplary studies of domestic modernism at its warmest and most creative. Published by Rizzoli on October 12, 2010.