Use & Beauty: Furniture as Art --- Leonard Bellanca | Numéro Cinq
We forget beauty; the age inspires that. Things are things, cool and sleek. Stylish is what the market aims for. It's a throwaway world. Leonard Bellanca is an old friend from Greenfield, New York, a furniture maker, an artist, a man who tilts against windmills with names like Ikea and Walmart. He builds beautiful things that are also useful, a pleasure to use, things that have symmetry and motion, that draw the eye like a painting and will last till someone sticks them in a museum. He works out of traditions that don't just date back to 2010.