Iconic Form, The ObeliskObelisk Home
Years ago when J. Kent Martin and Nathan Taylor decided to incorporate a high-end home store and design firm into their family of successful companies, a name was needed for the new venture. After a lot of thought, Obelisk Home was decided on.
But why Obelisk? Where did that come from?
One of the most ancient forms of architecture is the obelisk. Technically defined as a tall, four-sided, narrow tapering monument which ends in a pyramid-like shape at the top. They have been around for thousands of years, originally built as monuments to Egyptian gods. They were often placed as pairs at the entrance of temples and today many remain standing while others have been relocated from Egypt to places like Rome and New York.
Throughout the centuries, the obelisk form has remained constant and unchanged – truly a pure form of architecture. They are still built today in places as monuments or places of significance. This idea attracted J. and Nathan, and Obelisk Home just seemed to fit everything they wanted the store to stand for.
Below is a list of the world’s most famous obelisks.
1. Washington Monument, Washington DC, United States
2.Obelisk at Saint Peter’s Square, Vatican City
3. Luxor Obelisk, Paris, France
4. Obelisco de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
5. Cleopatra’s Needle, New York, United States
6. Luxor Obelisk, Luxor, Egypt