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Architectural Interiors, Wine Tasting Room, Seagram Building, New York City, Vintage Drawing, 1970s
Giovanni Pasanella (architect) Rendering of Wine Tasting Room
New York: 1975-1976
Felt-tip marker and colored pencil on tinted drawing paper
9.75 x 15.75 inches, image
17 x 23 inches, overall
Provenance: Collection of Joseph E. Seagram & Sons, Inc. (their label)
Architectural drawing of a wine tasting room with a vaulted ceiling, by Giovanni Pasanella, who co-founded the New York City architecture firm now known as Pasanella + Klein Stolzman + Berg, in 1964. Pasanella conveys the deep perspective by a web of intersecting and converging lines over warm hues of orange, purple and the tan of the drawing paper. Seagram & Sons commissioned leading architects and designers to design furniture for the Seagram Building, a landmark of Modernist architecture in New York City. Pasanella & Klein produced marble and stainless steel tables for rooms finished in travertine marble and veneered walls.
Although Giovanni Pasanella has retired, Pasanella + Klein Stolzman + Berg is still active today, recognized for humanistic values of their founder, which they maintain today, merging a strong formal design sense with attention to the functional, historical and social contexts of buildings.
Condition: Generally very good with only minor toning and wear.
“Seagram Collection to Highlight 20th Century Furniture & Decorative Arts at Skinner.” Skinner. 2 June 2004. http://www.skinnerinc.com/press/2244%2020thC%20June%202004%20Pre.asp (8 February 2005).