Palm Springs, California
The originally preserved Alexander’s Home from the 1960s has been completely renovated by Lillianna Kim. Warm and cozy colors were introduced into the interior to honour the original style of the modernist house. The authentic mid-century modern movement was the main inspiration of this project. Especially an artist and landscape architect — Isamu Noguchi’s, who was born in Los Angeles and became closely related to the Palm Springs region where the renovated house is located. An organic, exuberant form has been designed as an eye-catching, compelling element being integrated in the raw, concrete
environment of the living room. The design is a result of a deep analysis of Noguchi’s scope of work, his sculptures, drawings and the biography. The form itself derived from an experimental process with the use of Noguchi’s utility form and sketches. The table is a handmade piece of furniture made out of oak wood with a distinct mahogany grain. The project might be interpreted as a tribute towards the artist but also the result of intense research based on the identity of modernist houses in the 1960s. The work has been published in Dwell — the unique modern architecture and design magazine in USA.