mid-century sculpture garden
Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jonathan is known for his clear, unique vision and a commitment to excellence. Published internationally, he appears regularly on the web, as a guest speaker and on television. Jonathan established his independent consultancy—Jonathan Legate Interior Consultation—in 2008.
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“You should live with art every day. Nothing’s too precious in this room that it can’t be used.”
– Jonathan Legate
I wanted to create a gallery that someone can live in. A functional gallery that’s beautiful yet casual, not uptight and stuffy.
The Modern Movement toyed with the idea that “anything can be art,” says Jonathan. He takes it a step further and demonstrates how art can be anywhere, too. By incorporating a living wall of ivy and water pools into his bathing pavilion, Jonathan creates a fresh, airy and open feeling within an enclosed space, blurring the line between indoors and outdoors, between art and the everyday.