Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Singer Sewing Machine Company

Don continued to do work for Singer and was retained to develop their new store at Randhurst Mall in Mt. Prospect, Illinois. Probably not the most practical of designs, the magic of the design attracted visitors to the store where goldfish swam in skylights sealed together and displayed in the center of the store. . .skylights were using as lighting fixtures. . .and used for the front gates. . .

I am reminded of Wright’s Civic Center in Marin where circular windows adorn the building and a delicate gold framework greats visitors at the front door.. .

For more about the Marin Civic Center designed by Mr. Wright, please take a virtual tour. See link under “Architects and Architecture.”

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