Ian Rapson, grandson of noted designer/architect Ralph Rapson, contacted me yesterday to let me know that the family is now selling Rapson's iconic designs. Their website, Rapson-Inc., is a wonderful mix of images of the new pieces and Rapson's delightful illustrations, like the one above. The site also has a very interesting biography and a video of Rapson explaining the importance drawing played in his design.
As regular readers of this blog know, I admire Rapson's talent as a furniture and lighting designer, as well as his work as an architect, and at the top of my wish list is to live someday in a Rapson Greenbelt House by Wieler. I posted about Rapson and his work and about these beautiful modular homes last January. If you've joined the blog since then, you might like to go back and take a look. The Greenbelt was the #4 Case Study House that was unbuilt during the project.
I'm very excited about the new Rapson furniture, and I think you will be too. Now I have something else to add to my wish list...someday having an opportunity to sell the line in our store.
All images from rapson-inc.com
|Rapson Bentwood rocker|
|Rapson Greenbelt rocker|
|Rapson Dwell Lounge|