Over at Aqquindex, we stumbled on this image of a clothes closet made out of a cyclone fence, with the notation “Joseph Paul D’Urso, circa 1980”.  We looked him up to discover he was a major design force in the ’70’s, pioneering industrial materials that nobody has used before. A 2007 article in New York Magazine describes them:

Wire-and-glass coffee tables, hospital-curtain tracks, restaurant stoves, exposed ductwork, doctors’ sinks, security mirrors, marine hardware, gym lockers, and cyclone fencing: Those were the materials that D’Urso brought into the New York living space called the loft.

It also describes D’Urso’s method:I put it together like a collage,” he swears. “I don’t have any preconceived ideas.”

Fast forward several decades later.

At Ikea’s blog Livet Hemma, we found this image. It’s part of Ikea’s new collection for young urbanites on the move.

Livet Hemma/Ikea
Livet Hemma/Ikea

We wonder if its roots were in Joseph D’Urso’s pioneering vision.


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