Greene and Greene (11 cents)

Charles and Henry Greene were brothers, who designed homes and their furnishings and interiors in California in the earliest years of the 20th century.  Their style is called American Art and Craft style, and was heavily influenced by William Morris and John Ruskin, by Japanese design, by Stickley and his Mission Style, and I think also perhaps by Tiffany and by Europe’s art deco and art nouveau.  Their work is on display at the Renwick Museum.  The show has photographs of the houses, a large number of beautiful wood furniture pieces, a number of design details, and a video focusing on ten existing houses, with their heavy reliance on wood and other natural materials.

Below are images, not from the show, to give you an idea:



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