When you love clean, modern design it applies to every part of your life, including typography. I couldn’t have been happier than to run across the Neutra House Numbers created in a partnership between House Industries and Heath Ceramics in Sausalito. In 2001, renowned design studio House Industries partnered with the estate of late architect Richard Neutra – whose notable projects include the Kaufmann House (1947) in Palm Springs, the Lovell Health House (1929) in Los Angeles and the Kronish House (1955) in Beverly Hills, among others ¬– to create a set of fonts based on the geometric letterforms Neutra specified for many of his commercial buildings.
The three dimensional clay plates are sleek, modern, and clean. They’re everything I look for in great design, aesthetically pleasing, and would look amazing on my craftsman style home. Precision-crafted Neutra House Numbers bring a piece of the Neutra aesthetic to any residential or commercial space
Neutraface is also offered in perfectly constructed stainless steel—ready to grace your own domestic domicile. Not only do these sturdy shapes make attention-getting ornaments and handy yet handsome paper weights, each weather-resistant form is fitted with concealed hardware for easy and elegant exterior surface mounting. Designed for visibility and weighing in at half a pound each, these robust aluminum numbers mount approximately 0.75″ off the wall to cast subtle shadows.
The Eames collection of numbers offered by House Industries and Heath Ceramics is a typographic workhorse, where the Neutra collection is open and unobtrusive. Both offering functionality and timeless California aesthetic. You don’t need to own a Neutra home in order to enjoy a piece of Neutra history.