Thoroughly Modern Milieu
Design is all around usit very literally shapes the world we live in. With Site, we aim to take a look at the various aspects of design in modern life. Whether by visiting innovative local architectural landmarks, or simply by appreciating the fine curve of a piece of furniture, we hope to awaken Nashvillians to the interesting and exciting aspects of design that flourish wherever we look.
Flannery O’Connor said a good man is hard to find; so is modernist architecture in Nashville. When people take up residence here, they put their money down on the Neo-Georgian and the Tudor, on bungalows and Cape Cods. This debut issue of Site introduces you to two Nashville couples who preferred machines for living. One took the high-price road, the other the low-price road, but both had to take the custom-design route to modernity in Middle Tennessee.
It’s hard to think about modern design without thinking about Charles and Ray Eames. The Eameses embody all that we consider modern, from their two-career marriage to their embracing of new materials and techniques. Their work and spirit is explored in an exhibit currently touring the country, and that exhibit is explored inside this issue as well.
Site also includes a look at Dickson’s futuristic-looking Renaissance Center, the latest in kid’s furniture, the experience of buying a first home, and the state of the chair. We hope you’ll find a comfortable one to sit in while you read this issue.
Christine Kreyling and MiChelle Jones
Editor: MiChelle Jones
Art Director: Morrissey Gage
Deputy Art Director: Danny Proctor
Graphic Artist: Anne Lesemann
Production Manager: Eddie Mason
Contributing Writers: Jennifer Helm, Christine Kreyling, Danny Solomon, Kay West, Angela Wibking
Photography: Catherine Bogert, Eric England, Jennifer Helm, Chip Powell
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