By Lloyd Schwan for Capellini
About Lloyd Schwan
The NYT wrote in an obituary:
Lloyd Schwan, 45, Designer With an Eye for Bold Color
By WILLIAM L. HAMILTON
Published: January 27, 2001
Lloyd M. Schwan Jr., an American furniture and interior designer who brought an artist’s eye for bold color and form and a lively wit to the craft of design in the 1980’s and 90’s, died on Jan. 19 at his home in Kutztown, Pa. He was 45.
He committed suicide, his family said.
Born and reared in Chicago, Mr. Schwan studied fine arts at the Chicago Art Institute. With Ms. Godley he began his career as a designer in 1984 with their GodleySchwan Design. The company, which moved to New York the next year, initially produced art furniture pieces hand-made by the couple in their studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Cabinetry, tableware and lighting were eventually manufactured.