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David Rockwell's Latest is Surprisingly, Wondrously Cluttered

Architect and designer David Rockwell has made a career out of being something of a jack-of-all-spaces: a chic restaurant here, a glitzy bar there, an Oscar greenroom, a Vegas hotel, a prominent designer showhouse—you get the idea. Still, none could have predicted the charming, clutter-filled sets he created for the new Broadway run of You Can't Take it With You, a 1936 comedy in three acts.

The entire plot takes place inside the old house of a quirky family in NYC, and the set Rockwell created—a mess of tiny wall portraits, masks, dark woods and blue wallpaper—seems just the place to find the play's oddball cast of characters: an immature candymaker who wants to be a dancer, a writer of maudlin plays, and a xylophone-player, and a bunch of snakes. New York Design Hunting has the whole tour, this way.

· On the Set of You Can't Take It With You With Designer David Rockwell [NY Mag]
· All David Rockwell coverage [Curbed National]