Designer Desire: Silas Seandel

Mosaic of Silas Seandel artworks and furniture | H is for Home

Silas Seandel (b. 1932) is an American sculptor and furniture designer who works mainly in metals such as steel, bronze, brass and copper. He has a huge catalogue of work in the Brutalist style, I imagine they’d look equally stunning in a mid-century modern home, vintage industrial loft apartment or minimalist hotel lobby.

In searching for an image of Seandel on the web, I came across the one below on the CNN website. In 2012, the designer’s Manhattan studio was an unfortunate casualty of Hurricane Sandy. If you look closely at the wall to the right of the open doors, you can see the tide line of where the water level reached. According to Seandel:

The surge came in and broke through the door, and knocked me down… it threw me and thousands of pounds of steel, and bronze, and sheets, all the way to the back door.

Portrait of Silas Seandelcredit

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