Barbara Lamprecht is arguably the world's foremost authority on Richard Neutra and a passionate and an engaging storyteller. We filmed this interview at Richard Neutra’s 1962 Taylor House II, now owned by John Solomon.
There were a lot of great things to come out of this project. Perhaps my favorite was when Barbara had a breakthrough about the Boomerang Chair's role on camera.
Once thought of as a left-field design, Barbara realized, mid-interview, that the Boomerang was actually a fulcrum upon which Neutra's work shifted towards a warmer and more rustic modernism. We all lit up with excitement.
Read her thoughts on the chair here.