A Brief Look at the Ulm School of Design, Photographed by Hans G. Conrad

A Brief Look at the Ulm School of Design, Photographed by Hans G. Conrad

I feel like I’ve put together a special little post for all of you today, content that I’ve not come across before and that has historical value in the design field. You may have come across the Ulm School of Design before, it’s also been mentioned here on the site quite a few times in the past, and today this features some imagery of well-known individuals that were photographed in the school …

Knoll Child Size Chairs

Knoll Child Size Chairs

This is maybe something you’ve seen or heard about before but I couldn’t help but write a post which featured these Knoll child size chairs which I sourced from the great website that is Design Within Reach. Mondo Cane ran a fantastic exhibition with Partners & Spade back in May showcasing vintage children’s chairs and I was a big fan of the concept in general, they were showing the likes of Aalto and Bertoia. It’s …

Design Pieces from aprogramthatprovides

Design Pieces from aprogramthatprovides

Yesterday I stumbled across this cool little tumblr site that sells different pieces of design titled ‘aprogramthatprovides’, most of which are right up my alley. A few that I’ll point out straight away include the salt and pepper pots by Enzo Mari that are featured in the 5th image from the top. I haven’t come across these before but it was designed for Zani and Zani in 1986, they’re actually made out of steel and used to come in a set of 6 to hold oil …

Film on Architect Gene Summers

Film on Architect Gene Summers

Unfortunately the greatest creative minds can’t live on forever but one of the refreshing things about the digital age is our new found ability to capture an essence of what a person was all about and share this with future generations. American Architect Gene Summers dubbed by many as Mies van der Rohe’s right hand man unfortunately passed away last year, but we can however take a moment to appreciate the work he undertook in his lifetime …

Inside the Thonet Furniture Workshop

Inside the Thonet Furniture Workshop

Today I thought I’d bring across some inspiring imagery that I found on the Thonet website mostly snapped by the talented photographer Mirko Krizanovic. They were taken specifically for the Essence brochure that Thonet produced at the end of 2011, in my eyes it’s a great introduction to the furniture maker and their history and background in design. So as I was having a general browse I really enjoyed the photographs that showcased …

Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Farnsworth House by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

After my long stint of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe posts I’ve decided to write a short article on the Farnsworth House which caught my eye as I was reading a book about him last night. As the book ends it’s quite disappointing to think my research might come to a halt here, hopefully I’ll purchase several other books to compliment this one that I’ve got already, next up from my ever growing …

The Barcelona Pavilion by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

The Barcelona Pavilion by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

On the hunt this morning for content something just popped into my mind, the thought of a Ludwig Mies van der Rohe post really attracted me for some reason. Maybe because we haven’t really explored his works before here or maybe because I’ve been reading up on this famous designer a fair bit. So off I went bumbling around the Mies Society homepage to construct a piece on ‘The Barcelona Pavilion …

Knoll Space

Knoll Space

This weekend I’ve been taking some serious inspiration from Knoll and a section on their website titled “Space”. It’s basically an interactive tour of inspirational residences which feature classic and new designs from Knoll, showcasing ideas on how to make the most out of your space. Knoll was originally founded in 1938 and the company is very much rooted in design, working with like minded individuals and …