Ottawa Storage Cube
USA, 1975
Paul Mayen

Interex Inc.
Lacquered wood
21 x 21 x 21"

Paul Mayén (1916–2000) was a Spanish architect and industrial designer known for his work at Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater.

Mayén was born on May 31, 1916, in La Línea de la Concepción, a town in Cádiz in Andalucia, Spain. He graduated from Cooper Union in New York City with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and from Columbia University with a master's degree during World War II.

Mayén was an industrial designer, and following his graduation from Columbia, taught classes in advertising design at his alma mater, Cooper Union, and The New School, both in Manhattan.

His lamps, tables, and other furniture are featured in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and was the founder of Habitat, Intrex and Architectural Supplements, Inc.

From 1979 to 1981, Mayén oversaw the building of the Fallingwater pavilion, which houses the café, gift store, and visitor's center at Fallingwater. —Wikipedia

(Photo: MoMA)