Marcel Breuer – Design and Architecture

After receiving a few new books in the shop I decided to highlight one in-particular, that being a new publication by Vitra Design Museum titled ‘Marcel Breuer – Design and Architecture’. It’s a book that I highly anticipated myself as a lot of Marcel’s architecture has gone slightly unnoticed, we all tend to talk about his furniture but never his buildings. So this book amalgamates both, separating his work in to two sections and talks …

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Plywood Furniture in the Marcel Breuer Archive

Mr Breuer isn’t exactly a stranger to our archive, these modernist designers always seem to crop up again and again with their classic timeless designs, ones that I’m extremely envious of. Take for example these plywood furniture pieces by Marcel sourced from his ever growing digital archive, it’s a fantastic place to pick up inspiration and general tips and tricks in terms of drawing and idea generation. Very informative and great for all …

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Marcel Breuer and his Furniture Design

Marcel Breuer Wassily Chairs and Laccio Tables.
On May 3rd the Barbican in London will be holding an exhibition titled Bauhaus: Art as Life which looks at the modern worlds most famous art school. It will feature a rich array of design, sculpture, painting, architecture, film, photography, textiles and ceramics, basically it will be a must visit and runs in line with what we cover here on the site. I’ll certainly be making a trip along to see what they …

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Furniture and Interiors by Porro

I had a ball browsing through the Porro website last night. It seems to me that all the products have a nice look about them, possibly due to the result of the designers involved and their passion for simplification. This seems to be a common theme in a lot of furnishing companies, it’s more of an amalgamation of peoples works to create a finished collection. Finished is maybe the wrong word to use, as it’s always changing and developing …

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Hans J. Wegner Short Films by BlackBird for Carl Hansen & Son

Next week I think I’ll get myself down to The Midcentury Show taking place at Lords in London. It wil be my first time but I’m looking forward to seeing some nice furniture and other goods up-close, preferably the classics that have aged well and have stayed modern over the years. To me it’s always more interesting to see the older models rather than newer models, although manufacture …

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Bestlite, A Bauhaus Icon Designed by Robert Dudley Best

I took some time out to visit some events and exhibitions this weekend in London, which certainly added to the creativity bank. One was a ceramic show where I found some new talent and got up-close and personal with some interesting textures/shapes, the other was the ‘Extraordinary Stories about Ordinary Things’ collection at the Design Museum that they have on permanent …

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Interiors and Furniture at sdr+ (System Furniture Dieter Rams)

It’s always been a dream of mine to own the 606 shelving system by Dieter Rams, so today’s post is partly about that, although I covered my fascination with it more extensively in a previous post, but also because some recent news has come about. Vitsoe have just announced that as of 1 January 2013 they will become the exclusive licensee of Dieter Rams’s complete collection of original …

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Richard Baker, Portraits of Modernist Furniture

I was blown away this week by Richard Baker’s fantastic paintings of modernist furniture, it was a no brainer to showcase them here for all to see. I think this is a classic example of where two disciplines that I’m really fond of come to meet and work really well together, on one hand it’s superb to see this quality of painting and on the other I’m mesmerised by the forms and shapes of the furniture within. Richard uses oil paints on can …

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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 …

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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 …

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Gauzak Furniture Collaboration with Quattria

Today I came across this brilliant design studio named Gauzak and their furniture that they’ve been designing for Quattria, a company that sells and produces contemporary objects. Gauzak is actually made up of three individuals, Leire Pérez, Juan Tomás Carboneras and Arkaitz Arco, all of which specialise in product and industrial design. These young creatives got together with Quattria to produce a set of furniture that could sit in the …

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