Robert Whitton  
VOLUMETRIC TABLE
Volumetric Series
Aluminum and glass
20 x 26 x 21

RED ARMCHAIR
Askew Axis Series
Anodized aluminum
23 x 24 x 24

FOLDING CHAIR
Folding Series
Aluminum
12 x 17 x 31

EDUCATION

SELF TAUGHT
REGISTERED ARCHITECT, 1965
HISTORY OR ARCHITECTURE, UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, 1963-4

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
CARLOS B. SCHOEPPL, ARCHITECT, MIAMI, FLORIDA 1955-59
MILTON C. HARRY, ARCHITECT, MIAMI, FLORIDA 1960-67
PRIVATE PRACTICE, MIAMI, FLORIDA 1968-2001
PRIVATE PRACTICE, PHOENIX, ARIZONA 2002-PRESENT

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS:

 

ARCHITECTURE
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART, CORAL GABLES, MARCH, 1965
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS, BOSTON, DALLAS, DETROIT AND SAN  FRANCISCO

 

FURNITURE
“ARCHITECTS ON DESIGN” EXHIBITION, NEW  YORK DESIGN CENTER, SEPTEMBER, 1990

‘INTERIEUR’ INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION, KORTRIJK, BELGIUM, OCTOBER 1990

NORTH MIAMI CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ART, MIAMI, FLORIDA, MAY, 1991

“DESIGN EUROPEO ANTEPRIMA” ZEUS/NOTO SHOWROOM, MILAN ITALY, APRIL 1993

FREDERIC SNITZER GALLERY/OPUS, CORAL GABLES, FLORIDA, JUNE 1994

“INTERIEUR” INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION, KORTRIJK, BELGIUM, OCTOBER, 1994

“INTERIEUR” INTERNATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION, KORTRIJK, BELGIUM, OCTOBER 1996

GALLERY OF FUNCTIONAL ART EXHIBITION, LOS ANGELES, JANUARY-MARCH, 2000

ICFF, JAVITS CENTER, NYC MAY 20-23, 2000

ICON 21, “21ST CENTURY DESIGN ON-LINE EXHIBITION, JUNE 2,2000-DECEMBER 2000

“SHEEN OF SILVER, WEIGHT OF AIR” EXHIBITION AT THE SCHNEIDER MUSEUM OF ART, SOUTHERN

OREGON UNIVERSITY, ASHLAND, OREGON, JUNE 2,2000-SEPTEMBER 1, 2000

 

HONORS-AWARDS
TWO HONOR AWARDS AND TWO MERIT AWARDS, “HOMES FOR BETTER LIVING” COMPETITION

NEW YORK, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1977

HONOR AWARD, “FLORIDA ARCHITECT” DESIGN COMPETITION, 1971, 1974

“ARCHITECTURAL RECORD HOUSE OF THE YEAR” AWARDS, 1974, 1981

“MIAMI STYLE FURNTIURE COMPETITION”, 1988

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS
MITCHELL WOLFSON, MIAMI, FLORIDA

DR. ANNELLA BROWN, MIAMI, FLORIDA

ELIZABETH TAYLOR, MIAMI, FLORIDA

PETER UPTON, NEW YORK, NEW YORK

MARIANNE IRELAND, STUART, FLORIDA

JOHN AXELROD, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

DENNIS JENKINS/SUNNY MCLEAN, MIAMI, FLORIDA

RAND/FRIEDLAND, COCONUT GROVE, FLORIDA

MODULARE, ROSELARE, BELGIUM

BARRY KATZ/SANDRA JAMES, MIAMI, FLORIDA

FINLEY MATHERSON, MAINE

DAVID AND ANNETTE FOX, BRIARCLIFF MANOR, NEW  YORK

THE MONTREAL MUSEUM OF FINE ARTS, MONTREAL, CANADA

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"The mind is like an intricate machine"

These furniture designs, despite their machine-like construction, possess a tangible,vital quality.  They project constructive principles as a basis of design.  There is a contradiction between the softness of line and the brutality of metal.  this complexity creates an urge to touch. Both intellect and emotion give the designs their power.

Conceptually, designing and building furniture has many similarities to designing and building a structure.  Architecture can be seen to be an enclosed system of volumes, furniture to be an open system of volumes.  Ideally, all parts look like the functions which they perform, and connect the whole through a meaningful and consistent system of relationships.  a systematic approach to design requires that the thought process remains the same, whether one is designing the frame of a chair or the structure of a building.

WORK FEATURED IN ARCHITECTURAL AND DESIGN JOURNALS AND MAGAZINES, INCLUDING ARBITARE, AMBIENTE, ARCHITECTURAL RECORD, HAUSER, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, HOUSE AND HOME, INTERIORS AND VARIOUS OTHER AMERICAN, EUROPEAN AND JAPANESE PUBLICATIONS