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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Jim Olson designs a home for art and those who treasure it

The magnificent table, mahogany and nickel, and carpet were designed by Garret Cord Warner. Chairs are Holly Hunt. "I consider Garret an artist who did pieces in the house in a similar way I think of Julie Speidel or whoever," Olson says. "I guess you could call me a Northwest artist, too. And then (landscape architect) Charles Anderson, too. On every level." Of the table, Werner says, "It's a feat of engineering. It's suspended on two nickel pedestals. So it floats like a big airplane wing. And it can be disassembled."