On this episode of Burning Down the House, Curtis B. Wayne is talking about interior landscapes with School of Visual Arts design criticism professor Daneilla Ohad Smith, Ph.D. Tune into this episode to hear about how interior furnishings reflect the history and culture of a home’s inhabitant. Along with a historical and cultural expression, the interior of a home also can be seen as a creative work that demonstrates individualism. Curtis and Daniella discuss many different eras and styles of design, such as Nakashima, Biedermeier, Shaker furniture, and Minimalism. Hear about how preferences in design relate to developing a culinary palate. Design requires both form and function, but what happens if a chair is uncomfortable- is it design or sculpture? Hear about how both Curtis and Daniella express themselves through their home furnishings. Learn more about how the interior design works of Charles Eames and Frank Lloyd Wright are exemplary of their social circumstances, and hear about the the future of in-home furnishings and design. This program has been brought to you by S. Wallace Edwards & Sons.

“I think living with great design – with things you love – is very important for well-being and having a happy family life. I truly believe in that.”

“I think the home is a great expression of one’s identity.”

Daniella Ohad Smith on Burning Down the House