Saturday, 13 October 2012


Important architects and their work of this decade include Robert Venturi (winner of the coveted Pritzker Award),  and Richard Meyer (Getty Museum).  During these ten years, theme restaurants (Planet Hollywood).  Universal design made homes and offices user friendly.  Health care and elder care homes were big business for builders and architects during this decade. Green design products included bamboo flooring, a resurgence of linoleum and other environmentally friendly products.
The internet has had a huge influence on products with almost every design company having a presence on the web. "Mid-century modern" (old 50s and 60s style)  made a big furnishings comeback.  Feng Shui was in. Television's Martha Stewart, became the guru of home crafts and design.
Museums around the country have had long lines at major exhibits.   

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