Steven Holl - Design Day New York Wednesday, December 12, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired from the architect by the present owner

  • Literature

    Steven Holl, ed., Stretto House: Steven Holl Architects, Michigan, 1996, illustrated pp. 65-66

  • Catalogue Essay

    The flowing rhythmic elements of the Stretto House, including the table and carpet which were exclusively designed for the house, are the product of Steven Holl’s interest in musical structures. He was specifically inspired by a 1936 composition by the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók, which emphasized momentum and rhythmic divisions. Just as Paul Klee translated Bach’s scores into a visual experience, Holl has incorporated geometric forms akin to staffs, time signatures and various musical notes into his carpet and table designs to create a fluid work.

Property from an Important Private Collection, Colorado


Table from the Stretto House, Dallas, Texas

circa 1991
Aluminum, glass.
29 1/4 (74.3 cm) high, 47 1/2 in. (120.7 cm) diameter

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $17,500

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New York Auction 13 December 2018