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 strange
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 reputation
Francis H. Bacon (1856-1940) was the American designer of furniture and interior design; active Boston; architect Henry Bacon’s brother. He studied at the College of Technology of Massachusetts, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in 1877. He travelled to Europe from 1878 to 1879, working briefly as a draughtsman in the offices of McKim,
Enzo Frateili was an Italian designer born in Rome and active in Milan. Frateili began his professional career in 1955. In the early 50s, he worked at Stile Industrial; in 1962 he was the Italian correspondent to the journal form. His books included Archiektur und Komfort (1967) and Design e Civiltà della Machina (1969). The Instituto di Architettura e Urbanistica published his paper on the theoretical and methodological aspects of problem-solving, Universitá di Trieste. In 1963, he led a seminar, Hochschule für Gestaltung, Ulm.
Note the chair frame: to form a continuous pillar, single pieces of beech wood have been carefully manipulated. This recliner, originally intended for patients in a nursing home, can be easily modified by sliding a rod between the circular knobs on the chair’s back arms. Hoffmann designed a chair that allows visibility of both its construction and work. This Sitzmaschine (Sitting Machine) embodies the emphasis on clean craftsmanship, geometric shape, and material integrity of the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops).
The proportions of the M-Coffee Table are determined by Le Corbusier ‘s modular man and the Golden Section. This table is a study in scale; conceived as a basic rectangular mass hollowed out to create architectural details at key points. Steps are carved from one corner and on the other is a ‘space’ which creates a recess for books and art objects. An oculus was carved into the ‘ceiling’ of this ‘space,’ bringing illumination, like a miniature Pantheon, to its interior. The M-Coffee Table features steps for the display of items, a book niche, and removable glass components recessed on the surface of the table.
One of the most important museums of its kind worldwide is the MAK- Museum of Applied Arts. Founded in 1863 as the Imperial Royal Austrian Museum of Art and Industry, today’s museum can boast an incomparable identity, with its exclusive collection of applied arts and as a first-class address for contemporary art. Today’s MAK Series, originally developed as an outstanding source collection, continues to stand for an exceptional union of applied art, design, contemporary art and architecture.
We have had a lot of Danish design recently, so it’s no surprise that we turn to Louise Campbell’s work. Born in Copenhagen to a Danish father and an English mother, Campbell inherited a ” combination of Scandinavian rationalism and femininity, ” which can be seen in its design of furniture and objects that emphasise functionality, material technology and complex forms.
A small space doesn’t necessarily mean you have to be cramped. Maybe there is not enough light; furniture doesn’t sit well, the layout isn’t right? How do you make a small room feel more spacious? With clever use of colour, furniture placing, space planning and lighting, your small space can feel as spacious as you need it to b
This small one-room studio is decorated with lots of white combined with natural materials and warm colours like beige and ochre. This warm palette looks very inviting and unifies the style throughout the space.
My favourite area must be the small white dining area with white bentwood chairs. Perfect for a morning coffee.
Finnish designer Eero Aarnio (b. 1932) is a great innovator of twentieth-century furniture. His plastic chairs from the 1960s are pop culture icons that continue to be in demand, which is why Aarnio Originals began manufacturing them again in 2017 after launching at the Stockholm Furniture Fair.
Michel Péclard, stool, 1955. Beech and birch. Made by Horgen-Glarus, Switzerland, from 1926 the firm produced wood furniture and they furnished the Swiss Pavillion, 1929-30. Background Established in 1880 in Horgen near Zurich and expanded in 1902 to include the company’s workshop in Glarus, ag möbelfabrik horgenglarus is Switzerland’s oldest
If you’re not familiar with Masquespacio, make sure you visit the studio’s website pronto. The Valencia-based multi-disciplinary design studio is creating quite the buzz with a portfolio full of explosively colourful interiors, art direction, furniture and lighting designs. Source: Distinctly retro furniture by Masquespacio