**Great article we found on FastCompany.com.**
THE ONLY THING SCARIER THAN POE’S STORIES ARE HIS DESIGN THEORIES.
"The true genius shudders at incompleteness—imperfection—and usually prefers silence to saying the something which is not everything that should be said."
That’s the sort of sentiment you could almost imagine coming out of the mouth of Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, but it’s actually a quote fromEdgar Allan Poe, who in addition to being one of the greatest poets and storytellers of the 19th century, dabbled in interior design theory on the side. But while they agreed on some things, Gropius and Edgar Allan Poe would have likely come to blows about others.
An article over at the Smithsonian Magazine highlights some of Poe’s more interesting theories on interior design, as written in his essay “The Philosophy of Furniture,” originally published in May 1840.
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