by Rebekah Rhoden in New Art on Tuesday 26 March 2013

Irving Harper is an industrial designer who is best known for his logo design for Herman Miller as well as his Marshmallow Sofa and sunburst clocks. Harper was the director of design at George Nelson Associates during the 1960s, and now Skira Rizzoli has just released a book detailing a relatively unknown aspect of Harper’s life: his paper art. The new book entitled Irving Harper: Works in Paper showcases Harper’s whimsical and structural paper art. Drawing influence from subjects such as Picasso, Egyptian hieroglyphics, and his New York home, Irving Harper’s works in paper are a beautiful and imaginative sight to see.