Albert Frey / Lina Bo Bardi

Albert Frey and Lina Bo Bardi: A Search for Living Architecture, at the Palm Springs Art Museum Architecture and Design Center.
The exhibition explores the lives and work of Lina Bo Bardi and Albert Frey. The two immigrated from their home countries. Frey from Switzerland to the United States in 1930 and Bo Bardi from Italy to Brazil in 1946. They never met, but the exhibition makes the case that there was a connection. Bo Bardi did translate Frey’s book, In Search of a Living Architecture, for Domus magazine. Beyond that, the connection is more about their work and the similar approach to changing how architecture influenced the way people lived. The exhibition also includes examples of furniture by the architects.
Lina Bo Bardi, "Bowl" Chair


A chair modified by Albert Frey, for his 1964 home, Frey II

A couple of years ago I saw them in situ. 

More on Frey II can be found here.

Lina Bo Bardi, "Bola De Latão" Chair

Lina Bo Bardi, Bardi House (Casa de vidro), São Paulo, Brazil, 1949-1952, Photo by Nelson Kon, 2002


A. Lawrence Kocher and Albert Frey, Aluminaire House, 1931. Photo by Palmer Shannon, ca. 1931 

Source: Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation via Palm Springs Museum

Albert Frey cabinet. Way before Judd got into square furniture.

Collection of Brad Dunning

Albert's tools

Elrod on the Rolodex

The exhibition is part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, a far-reaching and ambitious exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. It runs until January 7th, 2018