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  • 'A designer's designer': NY exhibit showcases Chareau

    NEW YORK - More than a decade before Philip Johnson designed his iconic Glass House, French designer and architect Pierre Chareau designed the Maison de Verre in 1932 in Paris. It featured one of the world's first glass-brick exterior walls — three stories high.
  • Fanciful 'Mad House' exhibit straddles art and design

    NEW YORK - Imagine a house containing a towering bronze pitchfork and shovel that will never be used for gardening; a working vacuum cleaner — topped with the gilded bust of a horse — that will never clean floors; and an oversize saucepan — made of crystal, bronze, wood and gilding — that will never find its way to the stove.
  • Fervor over Portland, Oregon, airport's trademark carpet generates a new life for old design

    SALEM, Ore. - Visitors and locals lined up inside Portland International Airport to have their photos taken with an odd celebrity — a piece of nearly 30-year-old carpet.

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