Grandmother Pattern Tie
Manufacturer: Fabric Workshop
Tie with pattern of pastel flowers and lines. This pattern was on several of Venturi’s products during the Memphis, including dinnerware. This tie was custom screenprinted by the Fabric Workshop.
Robert Venturi & Denise Scott Brown
Architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown have gained recognition for their architectural design, but also because they are respected theorists and artists, educators. They pride themselves with having an innovative approach to a client’s program while maintaining an economic, unified aesthetic.
Robert Venturi’s book, ‘Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture’, received a Classic Book Award in the AIA’s 7th Annual International Architecture Book Awards in 1996. Mr. Venturi’s other awards include the Pritzker Architecture Prize (1991) and the Presidential National Medal of the Arts (1992).
Ms. Scott Brown is the principal-in-charge for projects in urban planning, urban design, campus planning, and architectural and facilities programming. Under her direction, VSBA’s planning and urban design have been praised for linking social, economic and political requirements imaginatively to the functional and aesthetic qualities of architecture.
VSBA (Venturi Scott Brown & Associates) has completed many buildings for educational institutions including Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, University of Delaware, Harvard University, UCLA, and Swarthmore College. Other projects include the French Département de la Haute-Garonne provincial capitol building in Toulouse, France; the Mielparque Nikko Kirifuri Resort near Nikko, Japan; the Sainsbury Wing of the National Gallery in London; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and the Seattle Art Museum.
Text paraphrased from www.vsba.com