Charles Eames has played a truly unique role in the design industry: as from 1940 he and his wife Ray Eames revolutionized the way in which we interpret objects today. Only a place like Los Angeles, with its liberated cultural climate and its debates on European values, could accept their eccentric design concept.
Isamu Noguchi was born in Los Angeles, son an American writer of Irish origin and a Japanese poet. He becomes a Japanese American artist and landscape architect.
Eileen Gray was born in Ireland in 1878 but got her studies in painting at the Slade School of Fine Arts in London, and later moved with her family to France in 1907, where she lived and worked until 1976 when she passed away.
ORANGE is the color obtained from mixing red and yellow. Every shade/tint of this color depends on the proportion of the two main colors, adding more white or black to the mixture.
Until the 15th century, orange color was used in Europe, but without the name; it was simply called yellow-red. Portuguese merchants brought the first orange trees from Asia in the late 15th and early 16th century, along with the name Sanskrit naranga, which gradually became part of several European languages: naranja in Spanish, laranja in Portuguese, and orange in English. Therefore, comes the origin of the name ORANGE.
However, oranges (the plant itself and its cultivation) became popular in northern Europe only in the 17th century because of the invention creating heated greenhouse for plants, a construction type known today as an “orangerie”.
If you want to see some of the best places from Apulia, the south part of Puglia region in Italy, then pack your bags for 7 days out and follow our itinerary. I promise you will enjoy the best beaches, swim in deep blue waters and caves, be amazed by the Baraco Leccese architectural style and fall in love with simple yet beautiful landscapes this part of the Italy has to offer.
The trip I invite you in will base in Porto Cesareo – a great place where to locate and meet every sunrise, while on evenings enjoy great Mediterranean cuisine and intense nightlife in the port. Every morning you cand drive from here in every of the destinations from our map discovering the beauty of these places. The purpose of this vacation was to mix leisure with exploring new places and make new memories, swimming in different places and explore waters, enjoy Mediterranean gourmet food, and see architecture.
The playful character of the Castiglioni brothers is remarkably evident through their work, and some design pieces particularly express their love for experimenting with shapes and using their imagination skills with reflecting or creating personages.
The Castiglioni brothers often created designs that challenged our perspective, and the table lamp Taccia, which gives the illusion of an upside-down hanging lamp, is an inspired example of that.
When we say “the culture of glass” we think of FIAM ITALIA, when we say “the culture of plastic” we think of KARTELL, when we say “the culture of modern sofas” we think of B&B ITALIA, but when we say “the culture of good sleeping” we inevitably think of FLOU.
The Italian producer FLOU, who introduced the concept of uniting great design and good sleeping, was founded by Rosario Messina (and his partners) in 1978 at Meda, a city on the North of Milan, a company which he will own entirely, with the purpose to create beds of elevated comfortability, quality, and unique design style.
Today is the day I share a small selection of design objects to inspire your Home Décor Styles! It is a series I write every week on my blog, and soon I will start doing the same on my YouTube channels (with a longer list and additional technical information, which is easier to explain by telling, then by writing).
In the meantime, today I selected creative design items for home made by the Italian producer company CATTELAN ITALIA. This choice was based on specific criteria: to give your pieces of design that are unique in shape or/and surfaces, modern and sophisticated, made 100% in Italy, of high-quality materials and at a reasonable price-point. Indeed, the Italian brand CATTELAN ITALIA is knows to be among the brands that offer good quality furnishings and lighting objects, all designed by artists and design studios, that are proposed to the public at an accessible price.