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Morris Lapidus: 1946

Morris Lapidus: 1946

        The architectural ubermensch of Miami Beach, best remembered for the Fontainebleau Hotel.

Dec. 13, 1946. "Morris Lapidus, 256 E. 49th Street, New York. Lapidus in his office." Large-format acetate negative by Gottscho-Schleisner. View full size.


No vote goes to....

the plant on the credenza. Here in Australia, I would refer to it as "Mother-in-laws tongue". Why, I have no idea, but as a child growing up this is what the adults called it. I know it is hardy and difficult to kill. NEVER put it in the ground!

double moo

Is that cowhide on the ashtray, too??


Mr. Lapidus' bowtie straddles both realms; stodgy and stylish.


I’m not sure what is the most outstanding feature in this photo: the acrylic table leg, the bowtie, the pipe, the nine framed parchments, or the cowhide on the chair. I vote for the cow.


Chair and ashtray no less! Mid-50's Moderne waiting for its decade.

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