In the early 1970s, architect Paul Rudolph designed this dining room for a luxurious city apartment, transforming the original rectangular shape with marvelous curving walls.
Faced with a dark living room, he created a silvery cream environment, with a mirror and a blue reflective ceiling “to heighten and lighten the space.” Mirrored pillars further expand the space.
Beige tweed carpet covers the floor and climbs the walls “for acoustical reasons. Sound absorbent surfaces were needed with so many people around,” explained Mr Rudolph.
For the curved space-age dining room
Three or four standard white circular Formica-topped tables can be linked together in the dining room. (He devised the linkage system, shown above.)
More of these tables, which are stored beneath the curved built-in buffet, may be set up in the living room so everyone can be seated comfortably.
Other original inventions: The curving display wall with light-up niches in the dining room for the Edersheims family treasures and special mementos, and the light decorated ceiling constructed entirely from standard electrical parts.
“When people move,” comments Mr Rudolph, “I don’t believe in tossing everything out and starting again. They should have all the things they love around.”