XII Triennale 1960 - Entrance Hall

It is referred to as the world’s most important cultural exhibit. The 1960 Triennale was the 12th to be held since 1930, and was created around the themes, “Home and School.” It was held during the middle to the “Cold War, and nations from both sides of the ‘Iron Curtain’Read More →

Ray Eames

Ray Eames (b. Bernice Alexandra Kaiser 1912-88) was an American designer. She was born in Sacramento, California. She was the wife of Charles Eames. In creative partnership with her spouse Charles Eames and the Eames Office, she was responsible for groundbreaking contributions in the field of architecture, furniture design, industrialRead More →

Daybed Ole Wanscher

Ole Wanscher was a Danish architect, furniture designer, and writer. In 1944, studied Bygningsteknisk Skole; subsequently, architecture, Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, Copenhagen. He set up his own office in 1928. He designed furniture showing high standards of woodworking and cabinetmaking and worked for several furniture firms in Copenhagen. Pair ofRead More →

slipware pottery

Slipware is pottery known by its primary decorating method in which slip is added before firing by dipping, painting or splashing on the leather-hard clay body surface. Slip is an aqueous clay body suspension that is a combination of clays and other minerals, such as quartz, feldspar, and mica. ARead More →

Riihimaki Glass - Finnish Glass Factory

Riihimäki Glass was a Finnish glass factory. The factory, established in 1810 for the production of domestic glassware, began production of window glass in 1919. It purchased various small factories, including the factory in which the Finnish Glass Museum is located today. After buying the Kaukalahti glassworks in 1927, RiihimakiRead More →

Angelo Testa

Angelo Testa was an American fabric designer. He studied at the Institute of Design, Chicago, to 1945. As well as being a fabric designer, he was a painter and sculptor. He designed the 1941 Little Man abstract floral fabric, widely published and hailed as a new direction in textile design.Read More →

Chicago Century of Progress

A Century of Progress International Exposition, also known as the World’s Fair in Chicago, was a World’s Fair held from 1933 to 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, the United States. Registered under the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE), the fair celebrated the centennial anniversary of the city. Technological progress was theRead More →

William John Blenko (1854-1926) was British glassmaker. He completed his apprenticeship in a London bottle factory at the age of 10 and studied French and chemistry at night school. In 1890, he introduced Norman slab-type stained glass for a Norfolk church. Several Setbacks He settled in Kokomo, Indiana, but returnedRead More →

Hans Poelzig was a German architect and designer, he was born in Berlin. Between 1888-95, studied Technische Hochschule, Berlin Charlottenburg and Technische Hocschule, Berlin, under Karl Schäffer. Between 1899-1916, he worked in his own office in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) and, 1900-16, taught at the Kunst- und Kunstgewerbeschule (after 1911,Read More →

Rene Kieffer French Book Binder

René Kieffer was a French bookbinder and publisher; active Paris. He studied Ecole Estienne, Paris, in 1889. He was a gilder at the Chambolle-Duru bindery for ten years. In 1903, set up his workshop at 99 boulevard St-Germain, Paris. Later he moved to 41 rue St-Andre-des-Arts and finally, in 1910,Read More →

Frechet Brothers three chairs

Andre Frechet (1875-1973) and Paul Frechet were French decorators and furniture designers. They were born in Chalons-sur-Mame; and active in Paris. Working together and individually from 1906, the Frechet brothers’ furniture designs were produced by various firms including Jacquemin freres in Strasbourg, E. Verot, and Charles Jean-selme; 1909-11. Andre wasRead More →

Johnson Chou, a graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, was employed during his internship and in the mid-nineties at several architectural firms; however, he deviated briefly from his professional direction to pursue the visual arts. He co-founded Archive Inc in 1996. Gallery & Art Library in theRead 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 →

Eames Chair replica

B.Billy Wilder, the filmmaker, got the first one. Prime Minister Indira Gandhi of India also had one. And so did the father of the American comic strip, “Dennis the Menace.” Ownership of an elegant yet comfortable piece of furniture that was developed about 65 years ago was what this strangeRead More →

Shimmer Table and Chair

The Shimmer Chair creation was a result of a joint partnership between the University of Western Australia and the Forest Products Commission of the Government of Western Australia undertaken by the Advanced Timber Concepts Research Centre (ATC). ATC’s overall goal is to establish outstanding practises in the area of environmentalRead More →

MONI Shelves

After gaining international acclaim for her work with Enric Miralles, Carme Pinós set up her studio in 1991. She has worked on various projects since then, ranging from urban refurbishments and public works to the design of furniture. At the same time the Barcelona architecture has developed her brand and reputationRead More →

Linoleum Floor Covering

Frederick Walton invented linoleum in Britain in 1860. Walton coated flax cloth with a combination of gum, cork dust, resin and linseed oil in search of a cheap floor covering. An amalgamation of the Latin Linum (‘flax’) and oleum (‘oil’) formed the word linoleum. ‘Floor Cloth’ was created by applying an oil-based paint toRead More →

Ro is the result of a close, two-year relationship between the Republic of Fritz Hansen and Jamie Hayon. Fritz Hansen intended the design brief for Jamie Hayon to build a comfortable seat for one person. Jaime Hayon drew a series of sketches with this in mind, which formed the startRead More →

Jamie Hayon header

Jaime Hayon, a Spanish artist and designer, was born in Madrid in 1974. In the ‘Mediterranean Digital Baroque’ and ‘Mon Cirque’ installations, he first totally revealed his artistic vision. In the sense of contemporary design culture, these collections placed Jaime at the forefront of a new wave that blurred theRead More →

pottery wheel

A leading development in the world of craft and design that took some time to arrive is the pottery wheel. The wheels of early potters were more like ‘Lazy Susans’ or ‘Turntables’ that were spun by hand to make it easier to make a pot. Like the current potters’ wheel,Read More →