Clifford Clark suggests that the bungalow craze swept the United States as the first home with clean lines, modest spaces, and simple details suited to a growing middle class. As the reform to Victorian excess, the bungalow shaped the American consciousness as a new way of conceiving about and living in architectural space. Designers like the Greene brothers of California, Frank Lloyd Wright in the Midwest, and Gustav Stickley based in New York all shared the legacy of the Arts and Crafts movement in bungalow houses, furnishings, and decorative items. In suburbs throughout the United States, architects, contractors, builders, and families engaged in the construction of bungalows as comfortable and suitable residences filled with consumer goods for whole new classes of city dwellers. Thus everyday met high style designs of the 1910s and 1920s in holistically considered environments, with artists such as Will H. Bradley providing illustrations of seamless spaces - interior architecture that united architectural shell, furnishings, details, decorative objects, and art.
This semester, we fully designed and detailed a table, six chairs, a sideboard, and a hutch, along with a light fixture, two textiles, a carpet, window treatments, accessories, and art for a dining room in the house at 602 North Mendenhall Street.