Design heads extoll the rectilinear, plywood creations of modernist Donald Judd (1928-1994), whose four-decade body of self-described “specific objects” posed visceral meditations on scale, space, and context. But few may be familiar with Judd’s Cor-Ten steel sculptures, which he began to produce in 1989, just a few years before his death. The uniquely oxidizing metal surfaces introduced new avenues of chance, color, and tactility to his longtime signature for smooth, machine-made surfaces of Plexiglas, metal, and wood.
Today, we kicked off this year’s annual Dwell on Design at the LA Convention Center, which will continue through Sunday, June 26th. Though we’ve been hosting this extensive event for years, this time around is particularly special.