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Modern Love: Gifts for your Valentine from the Glass House Design Store

Alvar Aalto vase

Alvar Aalto vases in saturated hues for effortless flower arranging
and sensuous soaps by Sarah Schwartz.

Visit us in New Canaan, CT or shop online:
designstore.theglasshouse.org

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Photos by Andy Romer Photography

THE GLASS HOUSE DESIGN STORE
199 ELM STREET, NEW CANAAN, CT, USA
DESIGNSTORE.THEGLASSHOUSE.ORG

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Launch of the new Glass House Design Store, in collaboration with Moss Bureau

Photo: Andy Romer Photography

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The Glass House, in collaboration with Moss Bureau, is pleased to announce a new design store. The Glass House Design Store offers an edited selection of books, furniture, objects, and artist editions that represent the sensibility and ideas that inform the Glass House, both the iconic 1949 structure and the unique synthesis of art, architecture, and landscape that developed over half a century. The store will offer a mix of rare and iconic objects, including Paul Cocksedge’s Roll/Rule Set, Deborah Ehrlich’s Simple Glass Ware, Lobmeyr’s Drinking Service No. 257, Alessi’s 9090 Richard Sapper Espresso maker, the Arne Jacobsen Martini Mixer from Stelton, and more. All items are also available through a new online store.

Inspired by “Machine Art,” a legendary exhibition organized by Philip Johnson for the Museum of Modern Art in 1934, the Glass House Design Store celebrates Johnson’s curatorial vision through its articulate offering. As Alfred H. Barr, Jr., the Museum of Modern Art’s first director, wrote in his foreword to the ‘Machine Art’ catalogue:

“The role of the artist in machine art is to choose, from a variety of possible forms each of which may be functionally adequate, that one form which is aesthetically most satisfactory. He does not embellish or elaborate, but refines, simplifies and perfects.”

This is the course that the Glass House and Moss Bureau have pursued in selecting objects for the Glass House Design Store. In addition to whatever function they perform, these objects are intended as keepsakes for visitors to remember their time at the Glass House.

In this way, the ideas — and ideals — articulated by Philip Johnson over many years can be enjoyed long after a visit to the Glass House, in the course of daily life.

To learn more please visit

designstore.theglasshouse.org

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Photos by Andy Romer Photography

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Celebrate the launch of the new Glass House Design Store

Photo: Andy Romer Photography

Join us for a festive evening and meet our
collaborator Murray Moss and his team,
along with the editors at Moffly Media.
Prosecco and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Thursday, September 26
6 – 8 p.m.

The Glass House Design Store
199 Elm Street, New Canaan
designstore.theglasshouse.org

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Photo: Andy Romer Photography

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Book Signing With Connecticut Photographer Stacy Bass at The Glass House Design Store, Sunday July 21, 11am-2pm

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In the Garden by Stacy Bass

Stacy Bass will be signing copies of her book, In the Garden, featuring photographs of Connecticut gardens and landscapes, Sunday July 21, 11am-2pm at the Glass House Design Store, located at 199 Elm Street, New Canaan, Connecticut. Meet the author, enjoy a glass of lemonade or iced tea, and browse the new Glass House Design Store.

Bass has also photographed the Glass House, below are a few of her images.

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Photo of the Glass House by Stacy Bass

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Photo of the Glass House by Stacy Bass

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The Glass House, in collaboration with Moss Bureau, launches the new Glass House Design Store

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The Glass House, in collaboration with Moss Bureau, is pleased to announce a new design store. The Glass House Design Store offers an edited selection of books, furniture, objects, and works on paper that represent the sensibility and ideas that inform the Glass House, both the iconic 1949 structure and the unique synthesis of art, architecture, and landscape that developed over half a century. The store will offer a mix of rare and iconic objects, including Angelo Mangiarotti pitchers, Deborah Ehrlich’s Simple Glass Ware, Lobmeyr’s Drinking Service No. 267, Alessi’s 9090 Richard Sapper Espresso maker, The Arne Jacobsen Tea Pot from Stelton, and more. The store is located at the Glass House Visitor Center in New Canaan, CT, and will also have online presence.

Inspired by “Machine Art,” a legendary exhibition organized by Philip Johnson for the Museum of Modern Art in 1934, the Glass House Design Store celebrates Johnson’s curatorial vision through its rigorous offering.  As Alfred H. Barr, Jr., the Museum of Modern Art’s first director, wrote in his foreword to the ‘Machine Art’ catalogue:

The role of the artist in machine art is to choose, from a variety of possible forms each of which may be functionally adequate, that one form which is aesthetically most satisfactory. He does not embellish or elaborate, but refines, simplifies and perfects.

This is the course that the Glass House and Moss Bureau have pursued in selecting objects for the Glass House Design Store. In addition to whatever function they perform, these objects are intended as keepsakes for visitors to remember their time at the Glass House. In this way, the ideas — and ideals — articulated by Philip Johnson over many years can be enjoyed long after a visit to the Glass House, in the course of daily life.

Moss Bureau is a design advisory service. Leveraging twenty years in the design industry, they provide consultation and advice to collectors, manufacturers, designers, architectural firms, museums and design schools, and curatorial services for both residential and commercial projects. Moss Bureau also presents small exhibitions of important contemporary studio works as well as selected industrial design.

The Glass House, built between 1949 and 1995 by architect Philip Johnson, is a National Trust Historic Site located in New Canaan, CT. The pastoral 49-acre landscape comprises fourteen structures, including the Glass House (1949), and features a permanent collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture, along with temporary exhibitions. The tour season runs from May to November and advance reservations are required. For more information, and to purchase tickets, visit www.philipjohnsonglasshouse.org

The National Trust for Historic Preservation is a privately funded nonprofit organization that works to save America’s historic places to enrich our future. www.PreservationNation.org

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Design Store Open for Holiday Shopping thru December 15th

The Glass House Design Store will be open for holiday shopping from 10am-4pm thru December 15th (closed Tuesday + Wednesday). The Design Store (199 Elm Street, New Canaan, CT) offers a well-edited selection of products for men, women, children and the home, featuring exclusive items inspired by the Glass House.

Can’t make it to New Canaan? Shop the design store online.

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Colorful Modern Desk Set Available at the Glass House Design Store

Modern Desk Set, available at the Glass House Design Store

Work in style with this colorful Modern Desk Set, available at the Glass House Design Store. A collaboration between UK designer Michael Sodeau and Japanese company Suikosha, this three piece desk set includes scissors, stapler and tape dispenser, and comes in three colors – Black, White, Orange or Blue.

Proceeds from sales support the Philip Johnson Glass House, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Check out the Modern Desk Set and more great gifts now available at the Glass House Design Store!

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Glass House Pop Up Shop on Fab.com!

Support The Glass House: Visit Fab.com to check out our
Glass House Design Store sale going on now through April!

Bracelets by Jessica Kagan Cushman with quotes by Philip Johnson.

Bracelets by Jessica Kagan Cushman with quotes by Philip Johnson, now available on Fab.com!

The sale includes great gifts and Glass House-commissioned products by Michael Graves, Jessica Kagan Cushman, Moleskine and more!

Sign-up to be a member of Fab.com (it’s free!) to view Glass House Design Store products available now on Fab.com!

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New Fab.com Sale Includes Photos of Philip Johnson + The Glass House

Photographic print signed by the late Julius Shulman and Juergen Nogai

Photographic print signed by the late Julius Shulman and Juergen Nogai, limited edition of 50, available at the Glass House Design Store.

Starting today Fab.com is selling photographs by Richard Schulman. The Glass House is included in his Portraits of Architectural Icons, and Philip Johnson, as well as artists, architects, designers, and another legendary New Canaan, Conn. resident, designer Jens Risom, are included in Schulman’s collection of Portraits of Human Icons.

Find Glass House-commissioned artist photographs at the Glass House Design Store, including photographs by legendary architectural photographer Julius Shulman and artist James Welling.

The Glass House + Fab.com!
Don’t miss the upcoming Glass House Design Store sale on Fab.com launching Monday, March 26th!

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Valentine Gifts at the Glass House Design Store

Valentine Gifts at the Glass House Design Store

Shop the Glass House Design Store for your valentine this year. Find unique gifts like the Glass House New Yorker Puzzle, Mondaine Watches, Glass House tote-bags and much more.

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