Design Objects - table lamp Atollo 233 (1977)
The table lamp ATOLLO is one of the most famous pieces of Vico Magistretti. For this, he won the “Golden Compass” award in 1979 - which is an industrial design award originated in Italy in 1954 by the La Rinascente company from an original idea of Gio Ponti and Alberto Rosselli.
Design Objects - Random Chandelier (1999-2002)
The Random chandelier stands out to some essential must-have requisites of good design: it has a simple design and a complex manufacture structure. To say it all were necessary three years to develop the initial idea and shape it to the present aspect.
Design Objects - The Book Worm (1993)
No one could imagine that a library may have a different aspect, besides a series of classical horizontally positioned shelves, until Ron Arad invented this alternative snake-shaped modular library. The already long-time famous designer had created in his London laboratory several unique pieces from recycled materials.
Design Objects - Elephant Stool (1954)
In was at the end of the Second World War, an afterwar period market by the increased popularity for fiberglass at a commercial level, when Sori Yanagi took advantage and produced his first 100% plastic stool, designed for the exclusive laboratory purpose. It responded at two fundamental requisites: was lightweight and stackable.
Design Objects - The Red and Blue armchair (1918)
The RED AND BLUE ARMCHAIR is one of the few design pieces whose design is internationally recognizable. It has no precedents; therefore, it became a symbol that marked the career of its creator Gerrit Rietveld, embodying the theory that stands behind the built-in concept.
Design Objects - The Ball Clock (1947)
The BALL CLOCK or ATOMIC was designed in 1947 by George Nelson for Howeard Miller Company, and it immediately became an icon of the Fifties. Originally it had a central part made of brass and varnished in red, from which were radiating twelve brass rays with wooden balls at their ends colored same red. The black arrows indicating the time were in geometrical shapes: a triangle to indicate the hour and an ellipse to indicate minutes. Like a molecular structure of an atom, that design was an attempt to calm the nuclear energy. This wall clock free of numbers reflects a metaphysical condition where the time passes without any reference.
Design Objects - Door Handle N. 1020 (1953)
What makes a handle great? The classical DOOR HANDLE N. 1020, designed by Johannes Potente for Franz Schneider Brakel, has the perfect grip. Potente has worked for the FSB for his entire carrier from 1922 until 1972, continuously producing new objects of design for this company, a work he continued even after his retirement in the pension until his death.
Design Objects - Hang It All (about 1953)
HANG IT ALL was made of varnished wire and colored wooden balls, created to help kids get organized with their clothes, and make them find a place for every item they have: coat, scarves, and gloves, but also for roller skates and other playground games. These colorful wooden balls float in different directions and different heights typically to an infant environment.
Design Objects - The Transat Armchair (about 1924)
As soon as she arrived in Paris, the Irish designer Eileen Gray draws her interest in the pure geometry forms of Holland movement called “De Stijl.” She designed for herself a modernistic house, right on the Mediterranean coast, at Roquebrune, and called it “E-1027”. For this house, she created several furniture pieces, among which was the armchair TRANSAT.
Design Objects - Lamp ARCO (1962) by Castiglioni Brothers
The Lamp ARCO was created as a home version of the streetlamp: a long telescopic arm made of satin steel holds a lampshade suspended at more than 2 meters from the solid base in marble Carrara, creating under an ample space to position a table and chairs. The flexible reflector is adjustable in high, and it is made of molded aluminum, polished, and zapped. Since the entire construction weighs over 45 kg (99 pounds), its inventors thoughtfully predicted to make a hole in the marble base where you could insert a handle and by so easily lift and move.