During my recent visit to the Design Museum in Ghent, Belgium I came across this Domus chair by Illmari Tapiovaara. Made from solid wood and form-pressed plywood birch and brass colored metal. It was created as a multipurpose seat for the Domus Academica student housing complex in Helsinki. The first model of this chair was […]
Inspired by the use of blue hues, I collected a few things from the collection that pick up the blue shades. Hala, Busquet fifties blue and white multi-functional lamp Blue vintage antique adjustable beach chair Metalic blue 60s vintage task light 2 Arne Jacobsen style chairs blue upholstered, 60s, vintage retro Sixties blue green ceramic […]
Meshes Of The Afternoon (Maya Deren, 1943) from SeriousFeather on Vimeo.
Amazing 2013 exhibition in the Center Pompidou with the work of Eileen Gray exhibition. Coming from an aristocratic Irish-Scottish family, Eileen Gray went to London and Paris to study architecture and design. She first made a name for herself as a leading designer of lacquered walls and decorative panels. With her theories on design and […]
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Cees Braakman trained in the Utrechtse Machinale Stoel- en Meubelfabriek(UMS), where he worked through all the departments. From 1949 until 1968 Braakman designed most of the Pastoe models, which were usually part of a complete series of furniture and cabinets. (Pastoe is the trademark of UMS.) He was among the first in the Netherlands to […]
He was born in 1922 as son of the architect Piet Kramer, one of the leading exponents of the Amsterdam School. Trained for interior design at the Institute of Applied Art in Amsterdam. Friso Kramer was employed at the Circle (a factory of steel office furniture which later merged with Ahrend) from 1947 till 1963. In […]
He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague from 1950 to 1953 . His first chair designs date from his student days. As a designer at Gispen – from 1953 to 1957, he designed his first steel tube furniture, a polyester armchair and the Panama lamp. For the Brussels World Fair […]
One of my favourite lamp designers is the swedish furniture designer and interior decorator Hans-Agne Jakobsson. He worked as a carpenter, studied architecture, was an industrial designer for General Motors. He was assistant to furniture designers Carl Malmsten and Werner West. In 1951 he started his own company, Hans-Agne Jakobsson AB, at Markaryd. He also […]
Finnish design Lisa Johansson-Pape studied furniture design. In 1937, she worked for the Stockmann department-store company’s design office creating furniture and carpets. Her furniture designs were simplified, functional and very organic in form. In 1942 she began working for the Orno lamp and light-fixture factory. The designs were mainly made from metal and acrylic. At […]
Studied at the Danish School of Art and Crafts in Copenhagen. He studied under Hans Wegner one of the great masters of Danish design. Kjaerholm is one of the most modern of the Danish furniture designers. He was one of the first Danish designers to use metal instead of wood for the construction of furniture. […]
He studied at the School of Art Acadmy in Amsterdam and later at the Technical University in Delft. Louis Christiaan Kalff was firstly a graphic designer. In 1925, Louis Kalff joined the advertising department of Philips in Eindhoven work. In 1929 under his leadership the Light Advice Office was established Under his leadership. He was […]