Cool furniture, design objects and desiderata

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by gdl203, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. hypersonic

    hypersonic Senior member

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    ^ Hmm, I guess that is true of some Modernists: the ones whose work was very sensitive to the materials they used (Carlo Scarpa immediately comes to mind). But I can imagine that a patina might have irritated Mies van der Rohe or Marcel Breuer -- their objects were never really designed for the "real world" ...in the minds of those architects, their objects existed in a kind of ideal Modern universe -- much like a Brancusi sculpture.
     
  2. JacobJacob

    JacobJacob Senior member

    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    I think Hypersonic is more right also. The patina is something we have come to appreciate, but the modernist architects saw their design as "finished" when they were done working on an idea.
     
  3. hypersonic

    hypersonic Senior member

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
  4. JacobJacob

    JacobJacob Senior member

    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2009
    Kjærholm prototypes (1954 - namen unknown) [​IMG] [​IMG] (1953 - namen unknown) [​IMG] [​IMG] we all know Verner Panton and his design. It is a bit funny to think off, that Kjærholm was ay ahead of him.... This is from 1953, take a look (and notice how the curves on the (prototype) chair is much more elegant than Pantons..) [​IMG] the same in steel wire [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. hypersonic

    hypersonic Senior member

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    ^Thanks for posting those Jacob [​IMG] Kjærholm was a genius.

    This is my favourite design. He did it while he was a student.

    PK25
    [​IMG]
     
  6. hypersonic

    hypersonic Senior member

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Zero-In table by BarberOsgerby
    [​IMG]

    Ivo_03 table by Asymptote
    [​IMG]
     
  7. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    36,693
    Likes Received:
    17,025
    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2005
    Location:
    New York
  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt The Liberator Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    14,384
    Likes Received:
    2,047
    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Location:
    The wild and the pure.
    ^Thanks for posting those Jacob [​IMG] Kjærholm was a genius.

    This is my favourite design. He did it while he was a student.

    PK25
    [​IMG]

    One of my favorite chairs. I don't like the new Barber Osgerby designs for Established and Sons. My desk is their loop desk, and I love that. Also the Portsmouth bench is beautiful.
     
  9. hypersonic

    hypersonic Senior member

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    ^ The loop desk is great.


    Giannina by Khodi Feiz
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  10. hypersonic

    hypersonic Senior member

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    Originally designed in the 1920s by Jean Puiforcat, it was only recently actually made as a special edition from Puiforcat. Sterling Silver and sycamore wood tea and coffee service.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. BrendanIYC

    BrendanIYC Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    63
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2008
    Location:
    Upstate NY
  12. hypersonic

    hypersonic Senior member

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    ^ They call them Louis XVI The style is in fact Louis XV Don't think I could live happily with those though. A bit like this stuff from Byblos Casa. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] http://www.bybloscasa.eu
     
  13. otc

    otc Senior member

    Messages:
    14,299
    Likes Received:
    3,999
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    Saw this today: [​IMG]
     
  14. hypersonic

    hypersonic Senior member

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2008
    ^ cool

    Can you name all of them?
     
  15. otc

    otc Senior member

    Messages:
    14,299
    Likes Received:
    3,999
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2008
    I cant (saarinen and eames only) but the many places this photo recently popped up can: Left to Right: George Nelson, Edward Wormley, Eero Saarinen, Harry Bertoia, Charles Eames and Jens Risom It's from a 1961 playboy article...read here: http://www.lushpad.com/articles.php?id=16&pag=1 I think I might go hit my library's special collections and look at the actual article
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by