So why is the timing right for a Castle renaissance? Gordon says, "There's a great deal of renewed interest in his work because the timing is right for rediscovering and embracing a homegrown American designer of his stature. Also consider the scale of his oeuvre." It progresses quite wildly from the wooden, organic forms of the 1960s into the similarly-amorphous but colorful plastic furniture of the 1970s. Here, Castle's influential Molar Settee from 1969. The Molar group was designed as a sculptural alternative to contract furniture and was soon snapped up for The Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection.  Wendell Castle's Volumes by Kelsey Keith

Wendell Castle's Volumes

So why is the timing right for a Castle renaissance? Gordon says, "There's a great deal of renewed interest in his work because the timing is right for rediscovering and embracing a homegrown American designer of his stature. Also consider the scale of his oeuvre." It progresses quite wildly from the wooden, organic forms of the 1960s into the similarly-amorphous but colorful plastic furniture of the 1970s. Here, Castle's influential Molar Settee from 1969. The Molar group was designed as a sculptural alternative to contract furniture and was soon snapped up for The Museum of Modern Art's permanent collection.

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