Watch Constantin and Laurene Boym of Boym Partners, 2008 National Design Awards finalist for Product Design, discuss their design aesthetic on Bloomberg’s Muse Arts.
Piranesi’s originality lay in his eclecticism. Pulling together influences from Egyptian, Etruscan, Ancient Roman, and Greek designs, Piranesi presented a hybrid design system that was rooted in his commitment to the stature and importance of the Roman design heritage. From this starting point, the architectural elements move from historical recreations to articulated fantasy. While his...