Modernist missionary

January 2005
Cabinet Maker;1/21/2005, Issue 5422, p58
Trade Publication
This article focuses on the success of Chris McCourt, the owner of Windmill Furniture. McCourt says he wasn't interested in woodwork at school, preferring instead music and photography. But as he got older he left the latter pursuits to the Jaggers and Baileys of this world. He says he was inspired by his wife's family's passion for furniture, "clean, modern Danish stuff," and in turn he himself became thoroughly smitten with contemporary design. He reintroduced classics such as the Short chair, the Dining Table and the Penguin Donkey, a storage unit originally designed in 1939 by Egon Rissfor storing Penguin paperbacks. INSET: Barber Osgerby design: 'CommonaIity of approach'.


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