Monday, 02 March 2020 11:01

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.

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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.

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Friday, 21 February 2020 11:04

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.

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Thursday, 20 February 2020 10:23

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. 

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Wednesday, 19 February 2020 10:12

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.

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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

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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. 

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If the imitation was the synonym of flattery, then the number of reproductions created for the staple remover Zenith 580 make of this object the most admired design object for offices of the last sixty years!

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Thursday, 09 January 2020 18:35

Enjoy your Sittings

If they get around the dining table, then they must coordinate with it and, at the same time, be functional and offer maximum comfort. What do I mean? – SITTINGS, of course.

Thought, which type to choose? Decide upon soft padded armchairs of larger sizes to maximize the comfort, by so scarifying the number of total sittings? Or maybe go for slimmer versions, this way keeping the padding and perhaps gaining some free space? And if you choose to give priority to the number of sittings, then choose simple chairs with no armrests that take up less space?

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Wednesday, 08 January 2020 16:15

Design Objects - Lounge Chair (1958)

The first time, the Lounge Chair was created custom made. Only some years later, Eames has adapted its design to be able to produce it at a larger scale at an industrial level. The prototype was designed by Don Albison at the Eames Office and inserted into the production line at Herman Miller in 1956. Since 1958 though, this sitting is sold under the Italian famous design brand VITRA.

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