philip michael wolson and johanna grawunder: roberts at MAD philip michael wolson and johanna grawunder: roberts at MAD
feb 04, 2010

philip michael wolson and johanna grawunder: roberts at MAD

interior of ‘robert’ all images © andrea mailzia

robert is a restaurant atop of the museum of arts and design (MAD) developed by london based architect philip michael wolson and san-francisco based architect johanna grawunder. the interiors combines one of a kind pieces by wolson and iconic upholstered furniture by modernist vladimir kagan underneath the architectural canopy of polished and colored acrylic and metal light rectangles by grawunder.

communal table


communal table and stools are both made of powder-coated aluminum. the bar stools have, on the interior surface, a mirror polished finish which reflects the movement and color of the lounge area. the lounge tables are mirror polished aluminum and glass.

‘I am interested in articulating movement, engaging the space around the object, and meshing ground and object, light and shadow, reflection and refraction. the shift in the dynamics of the interaction between objects and space challenges fundamental ideas about how we inhabit the space around us.‘ – PW

reception desk

wolfson has created dynamic, sculptural furniture, composed of sinuous angles and flowing geometries. his other contributions include 2 receptions desks, a 15 foot-long steel communal table with a 6 foot-tall central ‘sound wave’ like element.



  • Grawunder met Sottsass

    Pimpão says:
  • this looks amazing!! says:
  • The images notated ‘stools’ and ‘communal table’ are in fact both photos of the dining and lounge tables in mirror polished aluminium with glass surfaces.

    The communal table is shown in the two photos notated ‘detail’.

    The bar stools are not shown in the above images.

    For more images and information please visit [url=] robert at mad [/url]

    Wolfson Design says:

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