The Studio Alchimia in Milan was founded in 1976 and exhibited its first collection in 1979. Alessandro Mendini’s Proust armchair is one of the most unusual pieces from the Bau.Haus collection. It was made in a small number and individually painted to express the collective’s unease with mass production.
Netsuke: A little Japanese sculptured item of ivory, wood, or porcelain that ranges in height and width from one-half to three inches. Mythological images, flowers, animals, gods, and goddesses are among the carvings. Netsuke pieces were initially employed as toggles in the fourteenth century. A cord was slipped under and over the obi and through a hole in the netsuke.
Saarinen faced the problem of trying to treat the leg structurally and visually as part of the reinforced-plastic moulded seat shell with the help of a research team from the Knoll firm led by Donald Petit. This issue had plagued him since he and Charles Eames conducted their first experiments with moulded seat shells.
Advertised as the “world’s first swivel screen television,” Philco’s Predicta was the first American model to break away from the standard cabinet format of a box with a window in it—a bold step for such a corporation. However, a similar idea had already been produced in Italy by Phonola (no. 249) and in France by Teleavia.
Brandt’s tea infuser is an essential object of the Bauhaus. Only three inches tall, its diminutive size is the result of its function. Unlike conventional teapots, it is intended to distil a concentrated extract that can produce tea with any desired strength when combined with hot water in a cup.
The Kafa Stool is a subtle proclamation of weight, excellent as a compositional counter-balance or a lone anecdote, both physically and compositionally substantial. This stool, which comes in marble or oak, has an intense physicality that is gently offset by the curved focus of its design.
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It’s the first projector with 6D automatic keystone technology on the market. Which means that after turning on the power to set the rectangular standard image, if the projector undergoes any movement or collision, V7 will automatically correct it and return to the standard image within 1s.