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Reed Kroloff

Get personal with critic, writer, and Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Reed Kroloff

Reed Kroloff



What's the first thing you do in the morning?

Wish that I could sleep more, then call my partner (who lives in Washington, DC) to say good morning.

What's the best-designed object in your life?

Currently it's my MacBook Air

What recent movie or TV show has inspired you?

"Hugo." I am a sucker for gorgeous visuals (and, apparently, sentimentality).

What's your first "design moment" or "design memory"?

Touring a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed house as a child in my hometown of Phoenix.

What's your favorite room in your house?

The library: great light, great architecture, great furniture, great books.

What's your favorite public space?

Manhattan.

What 's your favorite building?

Too many to answer.

What's the best city for design?

Don't know!

Who's your design mentor or hero?

My heroes change as my interests change, but Eero Saarinen and Charles Eames always remain.

Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen, Cranbrook Academy of Art

Charles Eames and Eero Saarinen at Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1939. Copyright Cranbrook Archives, 5624-2. Photograph: Richard G. Askew

Do you work to music?

Often, though never when writing.

Pinterest — thumbs up or down?

Neither; no time for that.

What is the best museum for design?

Would be nice if that were an easy question, woudln't it?

What's the last thing you do before you go to sleep?

Wish that I could sleep more, then call my partner (who lives in Washington, DC) to say good night.