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.
***South Willard PS shop exhibit here.