Booth has an uncanny ability to look into living rooms, dining rooms, and kitchens and see what is missing. With so many homes now featuring an open plan that melds living and dining rooms with kitchens, Booth conceived what he calls the Split Klismos Bench, referencing the ancient Greek furniture form. “I’m always asking myself, ‘What can be different about an otherwise traditional piece of furniture?’ This piece allows one person to sit facing forward, the other backward, yet it encourages a tête-à-tête. I like the idea of encouraging conversation among people.”
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WRITTEN BY DAVID MASELLO
This story appeared in the Summer 2019 issue of MILIEU.