At the time (the 80's) it was considered shocking. To take all those Greco-Roman tropes...the Regency day beds...the 18th-century Italian globes ....a 19th-century Italian library table and to configure it all in a stark, stripped and minimal way was a very new strategy on Blass' part. He paid no heed to consistency or historical accuracy and still it looked astonishing. Three Greek bronze helmets ...a bronze by Sir Frederick Leighton... an 18th-century Swedish desk all on bare wood floors polished to within an inch of their lives...Blass' aesthetic as an instinctive interior designer has influenced many a legendary professional since then .
Which goes to prove Heather Clawson's adage, "All design is related , whether it be fashion or interior, art, architecture or photography. And you either have an eye for it or you don't."