Mailbox by Stanley Tigerman & Margaret Mc Curry for the Markuse Corp USA, c.1990
STANLEY TIGERMAN (1930-2019) & MARGARET McCURRY (1942) MAILBOX
Manufactured by the Markuse Corporation, USA
14 x 9.5 x 23.7 in.
It is a replica of the architects couple's own 'Lakeside' residence in Michigan, at once a barn and basilica, which is an important project in Tigerman & McCurry’s work development.
'Lakeside' residence in Michigan
Lakeside House Studies drawing by Stanley Tigerman, Lakeside, Michigan, Aerial Perspective, 1984 (From the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago)
From the Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago architect Stanley Tigerman continuously experimented with the domestic form, with projects ranging from postmodern houses based on concepts of humor and allusion, to multifamily and low-income housing. His early work in the 1970s often employed simple modern structures coupled with playful, representational elements, like his car-shaped garage building of 1976.
Tigerman’s work in the 1980s and 1990s became more complex and socially invested, as seen in works like his own home, Lakeside, at once a barn and basilica, as well as his building for a demonstration housing project in Berlin.
As part of an ambitious, international redevelopment of an area bombed during World War II, Tigerman’s six-unit building recalls vernacular housing types and neoclassical German architecture and was “cleaved” in two halves by a vertical, modernist winter garden, a symbolic gesture at this West Berlin neighborhood adjacent to the soon-to-fall Berlin Wall.
Lakeside House by Stanley Tigerman & Margaret Curry, Michigan USA
Architectural Digest, April 1984