A Study in Design - The Meyer May House
This July we were in Michigan for my brother's wedding, which was beautiful. We had spent the first bit of the week in Detroit visiting the Ford Museum before heading to Grand Rapids for the wedding.
While in Grand Rapids, we visited the Meyer May House, a fully restored Frank Lloyd Wright house built in 1908-09. While taking on the craft of leather, I've always felt it was essential to be a student of design, whether that be the leather crafting, visual art, graphic design, architecture, or music.
I was introduced to Frank Lloyd Wright's style as a kid as there are several of his designed houses in Southern California. It was quite incredible to see not only the design choices for Mr. May, but the lengths to which Steelcase, an international office furniture company, went to restore the house after purchasing it back in 1985.
The house had changed hands, been modified since it was built, and was left in disarray for some years before the purchase and restoration. If you are ever in Grand Rapids, be sure to make a reservation in advance to see this beautiful house.