donald judd

during a recent trip to new york, i finally visited the judd foundation, located at 101 spring street, the former residence and studio of sculptor donald judd (1928-1994).

so, a quote in a recent article about canopy beds in the design & decorating section of the wall street journal caught my attention.

‘going to bed in my canopy…is almost like sleeping in a donald judd sculpture.’

-len morgan, new york architectural designer



donald judd (1928-1994) | 15 untitled works in concrete | 1980-1984 | the chinati foundation | marfa, TX

donald judd (1928-1994) | untitled | granite | 1978

donald judd:  works in granite, cor-ten, plywood, and enamel on aluminum | pace gallery | new york, NY | 18 february-26 march 2011

photo credits cintani and pace gallery

canopy and four poster beds do make you feel like you are sleeping in a structure.  or, in a room within a room.

bedroom|jupiter FL|architect manuel j. diaz|designer furze bard + associates|william waldron|ADbedroom|la reserve hotel|paris france|ruemag.comOD-BG316_CANOPY_J_20150513144241

master bedroom | jupiter, FL | interior design by furze bard + associates

bedroom | la reserve paris hotel, spa and apartments | paris, france | interior design by rémi tessier

bedroom | kiev, ukraine | design by igor sirotov

photo credits william waldron, and igor sirotov

ironically, donald judd really did sleep within a sculpture.  a wall length fluorescent light sculpture by his friend dan flavin (1933-1996).

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dan flavin (1933-1996) | flourescent light sculpture | 1970

master bedroom | 5th floor | judd foundation | 101 spring street | new york, NY

photo credit josh white

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