Design Inspiration at the Met

The latest AIA survey on design revenue not only shows that firms are busy, but that they are growing. The latest wave of expansion has led to more hiring, busier weeks, and less down time. With so much to do and so little time, finding inspiration in our daily grind can often be challenging. A recent visit to the Met reminds us that there are those who have taken our discipline far beyond that of a service and elevated it to a level of art that is truly worthy of admiration. These are just a few examples.

 
 Window Panels by Louis Comfort Tiffany

Window Panels by Louis Comfort Tiffany

   A Stair Hall from the Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis Sullivan

  A Stair Hall from the Chicago Stock Exchange by Louis Sullivan

 A Stair Hall Designed by McKim Meade and White

A Stair Hall Designed by McKim Meade and White

 A work table from Tiffany Studios showing a lamp form with a shade under construction

A work table from Tiffany Studios showing a lamp form with a shade under construction

 Illuminated Armor for a Knight and his horse (not a building material but amazing metalwork just the same)

Illuminated Armor for a Knight and his horse (not a building material but amazing metalwork just the same)