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Classic Modernist House in Portland Inspires a Lighting and Furniture Line

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<div id="node-118811" class="node node-article clearfix"> <article class="content"> <div class="field field-name-field-photobank field-type-field-collection field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><figure class="imagefield-image"> <a href="http://www.dwell.com/sponsored-post/article/classic-modernist-house-portland-inspires-lighting-and-furniture-line"><img src="http://assets.dwell.com/sites/default/files/rejuvenation-john-yeon-aubrey-watzek-house.jpg" alt="The Aubrey Watzek House in Portland designed by John Yeon" /></a> <figcaption class="imagefield-caption"> <div class="imagefield-caption-inner"> <p>In the photos that follow, we take a look at the product offerings inspired by the house, which Yeon designed when he was only 27 years old.</p> </div> </figcaption> </figure></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item even"><p>For its new lighting and furniture line, dubbed <a href="http://www.rejuvenation.com/catalog/categories/new/northwest-modern">Northwest Modern</a>, Portland-based home goods store <a href="http://www.rejuvenation.com">Rejuvenation</a> took its inspiration from a local gem. The architect John Yeon designed the Aubrey Watzek House for a lumber magnate in 1937, and it is celebrated as one of the earliest examples of modernism in the Pacific Northwest. Using Douglas and Noble fir trees as his primary materials, Yeon created a retreat that sits peacefully among its woodsy surroundings.</p><p>In the video below, take a tour of the house and hear how the lighting and furniture collection, which you can preview in the slideshow, came to life.</p><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --> <style type="text/css"> <!--/*--><![CDATA[/* ><!--*/ .outer-container { position: relative; height: 0; padding-bottom: 56.25%; } .BrightcoveExperience { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; } /*--> ><>& ]]>

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