Simon to Discuss Design and "Slapstick Table"

November 6th, 2010

Centerbrook Partner Mark Simon discusses the design process and his work, including the award-winning “Slapstick Table,” at the Lori Warner Gallery in Chester on Saturday Nov. 6 at 5 p.m.

Simon’s architectural practice ranges from private houses and highly crafted furniture, to commercial, institutional, academic, and religious projects. He has designed many landmark buildings, among them: Nauticus – National Maritime Center in Virginia; the Chemistry Building at the University of Connecticut; Yale’s Cullman-Heyman Tennis Center, and Kenny Center and Jensen Plaza at the renowned Yale Bowl.

Simon majored in sculpture in college, and after graduating from the Yale School of Architecture in 1972, he initially built cabinets and houses. Returning to architecture, he was soon hired by Charles Moore, his former teacher and dean at Yale. They collaborated on a number of unique homes, and Simon was named as a partner at Moore Grover Harper, which eventually became Centerbrook Architects. Among his 94 architectural awards is the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) Firm Award that Centerbrook received in 1998. In 1990, he was inducted into the AIA College of Fellows.

The Lori Warner Gallery is the exclusive East Coast representative for the Slapstick Table, which is a modern take on the classic farm table. It won a 2009 Good Design Award from The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design together with The European Centre for Architecture Art design and Urban Studies, as well as a silver medal from the Industrial Designers Society of America.

Located at 21 Main Street in Chester, the Lori Warner Gallery
carries a wide selection of artwork such as monotype prints and encaustic paintings by Lori Warner, hand-blown glass, ceramics, diamond jewelry and custom letterpress. The event is free.