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Principles of a Modernist : Albert Hadley

Principles of a Modernist : Albert Hadley

Albert Hadley believed in the principle  “never less, never more.” In which he was known for having a modernist eye. This can be obviously seen in the majority of his works. In the 80s, Hadley used metal leaf tea paper for his walls and a black floor highlighting his signature zebra rugs. Once he began his partnership with Sister Parish, he adapted the use of antiques into his interiors

Back in the 1920s, he had the opportunity to be mentored by the modern design legend Van Day Truex. He also received a remarkable piece from Treux featuring a mid-century standing lamp that was displayed in Hadley’s home office in 2010. Several fascinating items that depicted Hadley’s taste of style was his minimalist steel table with an H-stretcher from the 70s, a 30s German ebonized klismos chairs, and an ethereal glowing paper cast for his ceiling. 

In Hadley’s bedroom, he remained consistent with his style. Featuring an upholstered a black fabric onto its head and footboard, spread over with a crimson Hudson’s Bay sheet. The tones remain minimal, and the accents weren’t off the shore. When Hadley died, his exquisite home was sold while some of his furnishings were curated for auction.  His modernist legacy continues to live on among the mentored designers under Parish-Hadley Company. 

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