At Home in the Machine Age

At Home in the Machine Age

Sep 26, 2019
7:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Join us on a virtual walkthrough of one of architecture’s International Style gems. Wolfsonian curator Shoshana Resnikoff and William Sofield, owner of the High Ridge Richard H. Mandel House, will lead a photo tour and discussion of Bill’s incredible 1934 home in Bedford Hills, New York.

A collaboration between architect Edward Stone Durell and interior designer Donald Deskey—the same duo behind NYC’s elegant Radio City Music Hall!—the Mandel House is a masterpiece of modular form, minimal ornament and color, and flat planes. Follow the home’s journey from its early beginnings as a personal estate to its later transformations into a nursing home and private residence in this rare peek inside a prime example of the “architecture of the machine age.” Presented as part of The Wolfsonian’s Mark Mamolen program series on American homes, investigating how the design of living space powerfully expresses individual personality and social values.

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