Metropolitan Home, “20th Anniversary Issue: Design 100”

2001 Mar

20/20 Foresight

by Sarah Lynch

We offer our ‘Design 100’ list – the most noteworthy people, places and things in the world of home design.

Met Home editors chose 20 outstanding talents in the design community and asked them, ‘How will be living in 20 years?’

Lee Ledbetter: Architect of Big Easy Cool, New Orleans: ‘The one thing in terms of good design that will never change is proportion. When you look at design ranging from Palladio to Mies van der Rohe, the one constant is beautiful proportions. Ultimately we are all human, and there are natural reasons why certain proportions feel right to us. So, however adventuresome our materials or smart our designs become, the rules of proportion will stay the same’.

Project: Bourbon Street Apartment