Design Influences

We believe the Center for Aesthetic Modernism is more than a medical facility. It is a place where all forms of beauty are respected, where diversity is celebrated, and where aesthetic expectations are often exceeded. It is a tranquil haven where deeply-rooted traditions coincide peacefully with modern advancements. And, it is the concept of a new age of global beauty based on cultural awareness and sensitivity.

To this end, the Center reflects the multicultural influences inherent in its philosophy. Every piece of furniture, light fixture, artwork and design has been carefully selected to provide depth and balance. Dr. Harris’ passion for creating this uniquely beautiful, comfortable and functional space is apparent.

Eero Saarinen was a Finnish American architect and product designer of the 20th century. His work is famous for its simple, sweeping arches, structural curves and rationalism. The piece chosen for the office represents Saarinen’s most famous group of furniture, the “Tulip” or “Pedestal” group designed in 1956.

The Mbole are a small group of about 150,000 people in Southeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (formerly Zaire) who make ankle currency bracelets of copper which were used for major transactions.

Charma Le Edmonds and Scott Severson are husband and wife, local artists of the Washington, DC area and friends of Dr. Harris. Their work is displayed in the reception area.

The flower painting in particular is a representation of beauty, familiar to many cultures both past and present.

Furniture and artwork found in the office may be found at:
www.vastudc.com
www.shelterstudios.com

Logo & Design

 

The three interlocking rings of the “O” signify the focused specialties of the Center for Aesthetic Modernism: Face, Hair and Culture. It also represents our comprehensive approach of analysis, customized therapy, and surgical rejuvenation. It portrays wholeness and totality, while its open center relates to an open exchange of communication and information. The concentric configuration of geometric shapes represents a mandala (from Sanskrit) – a representation of the symbolic human perspective in relation to the infinite. It describes both material and non-material realities.

The spiral is made up of the Fibonacci numbers, the unending sequence where each term is defined as the sum of its two predecessors (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13…). It mirrors the golden spiral, a logarithmic spiral whose growth factor is related to the golden ratio (or Phi). Phi has fascinated mathematicians, biologists, artists, musicians, historians, architects, and psychologists for over 2,000 years. The golden spiral often appears in nature, in the form of a sea shell, snail shell and flowering plant.

 

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