Peter Shire holding his Henry award from the California Museum of Design 2011.

Jayme Odgers, an artist and designer friend of Shire's who first met Peter round 1978 at a Wet magazine party in Malibu, has said that Peter's works "bridge the terrain between art/design, function and non-utilitarianism. They are gorgeously outrageous. They smear the professional and personal.

In the early eighties we used a coined word to describe what Peter does with his life and art: we called it 'Blendo'. He's a fellow Blendo. He lives and works in the borders between the obvious, blending opposites, merging disparate elements into a unique whole that is all his own."

Frank Lloyd, from Peter Shire Chairs catalogue 2007.

*Limeys-see some PS work in the Postmodernism show at the V&A.
**Related posts here...here...here.
***South Willard PS shop exhibit here.


YHBHS said...

yes! was just looking at the most incredible Shire occasional table last week.

charliep said...

nice shirt!

Rob Tufnell said...

Limey? You have gone native. I thought we were Poms?