| "Mid-century is
a passion. I’d love to say that I had a part in keeping it alive.
Each sink pays homage to an era and a love for the great artists, architects
and designers of the times: Ray and Charles Eames, Frank Lloyd Wright,
Philip Johnson, George Nelson, Isamu Noguchi, Mies Van Der Rohe, Verner
Paton, Richard Neutra, Vladimir Kagan and many more.
Change and future go hand in hand. You can’t have one with out the other. Cheers to people who think outside the box, to the ones who went before and to the ones who will come after! "
- Wendy Edwards
|Wendy Edwards was
born and raised in upstate New York. At the age of 5, Edwards’ love
of art and architecture awoke when she was taken to a museum designed
by famed modernist architect, Philip Johnson. In a sea of traditional
and Victorian architecture, Munson-Williams-Proctor Art Institute stood
out. (www.pjar.com Educational section.) True to Johnson’s minimalist
style, the giant, smooth granite cube was like nothing Edwards’ had
ever seen before and was her favorite place to visit. It wasn’t
just that the building was otherworldly, but how Johnson used it. The
paintings were used like windows. Art was everywhere. It started a life
long passion for art, mid-century design and all things off kilter.
Edwards’ parents embraced the different as well, being the mod ones on the block. They decorated in a modern 1950’s kitsch and her grandparent’s house was a shrine to Art Deco. Two very distinctly different looks. Elsewhere in home décor, many eras merged, bringing everything from Victorian, Art Deco, space age atomic 50’s, the psychedelic 60’s and mod 70’s together. This made a very rich playground for design inspiration.
While Edwards’ true love for mid-century has followed her through the years, the other eras aren’t far behind. There’s something to love about every decade. When your thinking about art, design and architecture, there’s never a shortage of ideas.
The artist is forever changed when bathed in
the magical sink of all things Mid-Century.
|Edwards’ has been an artist/designer for over 20 yrs. Her background
started with graphic production and moved through the various stages
of graphic design, computer graphics, photography, art direction and
fine art- painting portraits, murals and furniture. She has concentrated
in ceramics (clay) over the last few years, practicing the techniques
of slab rolling, painting with under glazes, glazes and the art of kiln
The work of many modern artists like Alexander Calder, Mondrain, Picasso, Kandinsky, Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein has been influential in the design process.
Each sink is a one of a kind, signed and dated piece of functional art.