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John Lyle Design's "Marc" Console

 

John Lyle Design, MARC CONSOLE SHAGREEN WITH BONE TRIM  29.5H X 39.5W X 20D

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Back in the spring of 1979 as a freshman in Art School in rural Pennsylvania, I took a course in 3D design with a woman named Rosemarie Sloat.  She was a painter at heart, but had a deep and disciplined understanding of form.  Ms. Sloat taught me that all 3 dimensional objects were made of 5 basic shapes – sphere, cone, pyramid, cube and cylinder – either alone or as the intersecting elements of a larger mass.  Successful 3D design she further professed concerned itself with the mastery of balance, proportion and rhythm between these forms.  It was an amazing class.  I learned the underpinning of my design philosophy.    As an art student today, one would hope to have someone who could teach the same ideas, from a place of equal understanding, someone like John Lyle. Continue reading