Gold on the Ceiling

Daily Shop

BY JASMINE RESPESS SRQ DAILY FRESHLY SQUEEZED CONTENT EVERY MORNING TUESDAY JUN 20, 2017

The folks hawking furniture at McCormack & Company are newcomers with old souls. Collecting art and furniture for 30 years, on his 75th birthday, Tony McCormack’s storage units were filled to the brim, so he opened a store with his business partner, John Farr, opening on April Fool’s Day of 2017. McCormack & Company boasts vintage furniture from the ‘50s and works from famous artists such as architect and designer Ettore Sottsass of the Memphis Design Group, who made chairs for Disneyland, and pottery from ceramicist Frederick Rhead. The shop also features works from local artists, such as sculptor Dorothy Gillespie. This brutalism-inspired chandelier created in collaboration by Jerry Fels and Curtis Freiler, under the compound nom de artiste C. Jeré, stands out in the shop, its gold and cubic light fixture functional and modern, striking without being overbearing. An architectural movement typified by blockish and imposing constructions of raw concrete, brutalism was popular from the 1950s to the mid-1970s and recently seems to be staging a comeback. This piece of the comeback available for $5,800 dollars.

Photo by Jasmine Respess.

McCormack & Company, 500 Pineapple Ave. S, Sarasota, 941-350-2785.

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