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The Women and Cats of Art Nouveau

The Women and Cats of Art Nouveau Artists (Kindle)

By Melanie Paquette-widmann A collection of prints from Art Nouveau artists with women and cats as the subjects of these prints.Artists include: Jules Chéret • 1836 to 1932Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec • 1864 – 1901Eugène Grasset • 1844 to 1917Alfons Mucha • 1860 – 1939Théophile Steinlen • 1859 – 1923Louis Rhead

Rethinking Sitting by Peter Opsvik

Rethinking Sitting by Peter Opsvik (Paperback)

Humans have lived physically active lives for millions of years. On the other hand, industrialisation has bred passivity and a growing predominance of the sitting posture for an increasing number of people in recent decades. Chairs and furniture for seating have increasingly become common items in the office, institutions, and

CUP Chair For Plank

Konstantin Grcic Unveils The CUP Chair For Plank

For travellers, the benefits of plastic shell suitcases have come to be appreciated. They are extremely light and flexible, yet powerful and good looking. Suitcases made of thin vacuum-formed plastic sheets have completely transformed the product category. As a designer of the furniture, Konstantin Grcic was surprised by this ingenuity and the suitability of the modern chair covers for production and performance.

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Alexa Dining Chair Nude Pink

The Alexa Dining Chair are as elegant as they are comfortable. Made of the highest quality moulded plastic, this chair is perfect for sitting at your dining table or sitting in a cafe style, making it a winner for both residential and commercial customers. With their sleek and modern design, these chairs are ideal for a modern environment.

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CUP Chair For Plank

Konstantin Grcic Unveils The CUP Chair For Plank

For travellers, the benefits of plastic shell suitcases have come to be appreciated. They are extremely light and flexible, yet powerful and good looking. Suitcases made of thin vacuum-formed plastic sheets have completely transformed the product category. As a designer of the furniture, Konstantin Grcic was surprised by this ingenuity and the suitability of the modern chair covers for production and performance.

Alexa Dining Chair featured image

Alexa Dining Chair Nude Pink

The Alexa Dining Chair are as elegant as they are comfortable. Made of the highest quality moulded plastic, this chair is perfect for sitting at your dining table or sitting in a cafe style, making it a winner for both residential and commercial customers. With their sleek and modern design, these chairs are ideal for a modern environment.

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Museum of Arts and Design - NY Beth Lipman: Collective Elegy Through April 4, 2021 Beth Lipman has been transforming glass, metal, clay, film, and images into powerful statements. They highlight death, temporality, identification, and excess for over twenty years. The exhibition puts a decade of work together and is

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Andrew Fairclough Illustrations

Total Control, illustration by Andrew Fairclough

Andrew Fairclough is an Australian illustrator, designer and art director based in Los Angeles. KINDRED STUDIO Illustration. Design. Art Direction. Forged with Heart & Hands. Sydney AU / Los Angeles CA After a misspent youth completing a Business Degree, Andrew moved on to designing skate and snowboard graphics between bouts

Posters

Pelikan Poster by Herbert Leupin

The poster has established itself as an integral part of modern marketing and has acquired the status of a typical Swiss quality product just like the one it was intended to sell. A good example is the poster designed in 1952 by Herbert Leupin (1916–1999) for the Pelikan fountain pen company. Showing an eponymous bird with a pen in its beak and a wing ink, it’s done with very little text. The message is simple: the bird is a brand name. Anyone looking to buy a fountain pen.

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The Women and Cats of Art Nouveau

By Melanie Paquette-widmann A collection of prints from Art Nouveau artists with women and cats as the subjects of these prints.Artists include: Jules Chéret • 1836 to 1932Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec • 1864 – 1901Eugène Grasset • 1844 to 1917Alfons Mucha • 1860 – 1939Théophile Steinlen • 1859 – 1923Louis RheadRead More →

Rethinking Sitting by Peter Opsvik

Humans have lived physically active lives for millions of years. On the other hand, industrialisation has bred passivity and a growing predominance of the sitting posture for an increasing number of people in recent decades. Chairs and furniture for seating have increasingly become common items in the office, institutions, andRead More →

Jasper Morrison Hard Life

How did so much beauty and imagination appear in daily rural life articles in Portugal? How did these objects’ shapes so deftly combine need and formal perfection? This book examines the impact that centuries of trial and error, individual craftsmanship, and an instinct to cut out the important with theRead More →

The Stool comes in three sizes. It is made of Hinoki (Japanese cypress). The Stools require self-assembly with glue. The glue is not provided. Instructions are included.Read More →

CUP Chair For Plank

For travellers, the benefits of plastic shell suitcases have come to be appreciated. They are extremely light and flexible, yet powerful and good looking. Suitcases made of thin vacuum-formed plastic sheets have completely transformed the product category. As a designer of the furniture, Konstantin Grcic was surprised by this ingenuity and the suitability of the modern chair covers for production and performance. Read More →

Alexa Dining Chair featured image

The Alexa Dining Chair are as elegant as they are comfortable. Made of the highest quality moulded plastic, this chair is perfect for sitting at your dining table or sitting in a cafe style, making it a winner for both residential and commercial customers. With their sleek and modern design, these chairs are ideal for a modern environment.Read More →

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Patricia Urquiola called this collection Vimini because it means wicker in Italian and sounds like Bimini, an island. They used only the right amount of outdoor wicker with a rougher wooden frame. The design is well known that when you get close, it stirs your memory and makes you feel at home. That’s what it was, more or less—the object of memory.Read More →

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In 1951, Isamu Noguchi visited the town of Gifu, Japan, known for its manufacture of lanterns and parasols made from mulberry bark paper and bamboo. Noguchi designed the first of his lamps to be produced by the traditional construction methods of Gifu. He referred to these works as Akari, aRead More →

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The Forms Stackable Stool features a lovely circle seat with a convenient stacking capability. Solid wood frame and plywood wood veneer seat.Read More →

Driftwood Debra Bernier

When most of us pass by an old piece of wood on the ground, we don’t look at it twice. After all, it’s just a stick, right? But for Canadian artist, Debra Bernier, the grooves, pits, and breaks in a piece of driftwood are tiny works of art, created by nature, and they’re inspirational jumping-off points for her earthy, magical artwork.Read More →

Hover is a minimalist stool created by Toronto-based designer Tom Chung. Hover is a contemporary take on the mechanics’ stool. Designed for co-working spaces or cafe’s where one might need personal short-term storage space. The tray provides a surface for your bag, without having to place it on the floor or hanger.Read More →

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Dan Svarth is a Danish designer. He studied at the Kunsthåndvrærkerskolen, Copenhagen, to 1967, furniture design, Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, to 1969. Read More →

Perttu Mentula was a Finnish architect and interior, exhibition, product, graphic, and furniture designer. Career Summary Between 1958-60, studied Taideteollinen Korkeakoulu, Helsinki. 1958-60, he was active as an interior and product designer in the offices of Antti Nurmesniemi and Timo Sarpaneva, and of Toivo Korkonen and Reino Lamminsoila, all Helsinki;Read More →

Etsuko Nishi Japanese Glass Designer

Etsuko Nishi is a Japanese Glass Designer. She is a leading expert in pâte de verre, one of the oldest and most difficult glass-making forms. The desired shape is first made of clay, which is used as the basis for the mould. The glass powder is then mixed with a special type of paste, and the mixture is then placed in the mould and then fired.Read More →

The Voxel Chair is the perfect piece of architectural design for any space. Based on the Vertex Chair, a former Vondom piece. It presents a unique structural shape, angular and faceted, which can only be produced by injection moulding. Due to its smartly designed shape, its weight is distributed in a balanced way. Its lightweight body makes it easy to move and arrange.Read More →

George Sowden - Joe Teapot

George James Sowden is a British designer. He was born in Leeds and active Italy. Between 1960-64 and 1966-68, he studied architecture, Gloucester College of Arts. Read More →

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For Valérie Hadida, the deep, protective partnerships fostered between women provide the foundation for her practice. The French artist casts bronze sculptures that are poetic and nuanced, depicting female figures wearing contemplative and composed expressions. “Read More →

Bricks Go Bold Bengal Temples

In the West, bricks are almost always used to create straight, uniform walls in rectilinear buildings. India, on the other hand, has a long history of sculptural brickwork, using these basic architectural building blocks to form complex shapes and patterns in a mélange of red, orange, Read More →

Geoffrey Beene in black and white

Geoffrey Beene (1927 – 2004) was an American fashion designer; born Haynesville, Louisiana. He was a premed student at Tulane University when he found himself sketching gowns when he became bored during his lectures. Along with Bill Blass, he was regarded as the Godfather of American sportswear.  Studies Between 1941-44,Read More →

Isamu Noguchi featured image

Isamu Noguchi (1904–1988), was an American sculptor and designer. He was born in Los Angeles and professionally active in New York. He was influential and well-received in the twentieth century. He produced sculptures, gardens, furniture and lighting designs, ceramics, architecture, and set designs throughout his lifetime of creative experimentation. His work, both subtle and bold, traditional and modern, set a new standard for reintegrating the arts.Read More →