Blog: SARF

Smooth, sleek and fast: aeronautics and streamlining as furniture inspiration

In this new and exciting project I will spend the next two months I will researching the design history of American aeronautics, focusing on the technical and cultural notions that have influenced the changing appearance of airplanes and the concept of speed over time, at the National Air and Space Museum and the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center.

Thinking about how #flight, and out identity within it, in this 1916 Paul Manship… #art #sculpture  (at National Gallery of Art)

Thinking about how #flight, and out identity within it, in this 1916 Paul Manship… #art #sculpture (at National Gallery of Art)

MACKAY trophy elevating early flight #airplane #art  (at National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution)

MACKAY trophy elevating early flight #airplane #art (at National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution)

Douglass dauntless flowing lines above #airplane #design #art (at National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution)

Douglass dauntless flowing lines above #airplane #design #art (at National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution)

Spending some time with Jack Northrop’s FlyingWings. It’s to bad all of these were scraped… Would love to see one in person! (from A History of Jack Northrop’s Visionary Aircraft) #airplane #art #metal

Spending some time with Jack Northrop’s FlyingWings. It’s to bad all of these were scraped… Would love to see one in person! (from A History of Jack Northrop’s Visionary Aircraft) #airplane #art #metal

Streamline #design hanging above me in NASM #America by Air exhibition #airplane #art (at National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution)

Streamline #design hanging above me in NASM #America by Air exhibition #airplane #art (at National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution)