Hans J. Wegner, Danish Furniture Designer

Well this is what I like to find, a website full of inspiring imagery by one of my favourite furniture designers Hans J. Wegner. Hans was born in 1914 in Tønder, Denmark and was the son of a shoemaker originally starting out as an apprentice cabinetmaker before working as an architect in 1938. At a young age Wegner collaborated with Danish architect and designer Arne Jacbosen, an individual who we will …

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Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co.

A nice film by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co, a company who looks to sell practical and aesthetically pleasing products for the home and office space. Founded by Brian Faherty, the idea was spawned after he discovered a collection of antique cast iron moulds that had been out of production for over fifty years. He decided to bring back these moulds into production and use the best American materials available today …

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Architecture Photographed by Grant Mudford

This is a prime example of two creative subjects coming together to form a great marriage, as seen here with this series of photography based on architecture by Grant Mudford. Incredible to see such great photography coupled with the admiration for the buildings themselves and how they’ve been designed, you really do see them in a whole new light. Grant is a Los Angeles based photographer who first studied …

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George Nakashima Woodwork

Right now we seem to be short of clothing inspiration, I’ve not really found anything that’s really inspired me as such over the past few days so it’s only natural for me to search elsewhere. Furniture is another design facet that I love to explore and George Nakashima has cropped up often, I’ve just never had the time to showcase it properly. So tonight I decided to bring over a set of beautiful photography from their website that …

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Inside the Eames House

After much thought and deliberation I decided to do a small post on the Eames house, also known as Case Study House No. 8 since it was an experiment in American residential architecture sponsored by the Arts & Architecture magazine. They commissioned major architects of the day, such as Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen and Richard Neutra to design and build inexpensive and efficient model homes for the Unit …

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Eames: The Architect and The Painter

This short trailer, which can be watched below, is just the beginning of what’s going to be a very successful film on American designers Charles and Ray Eames. The piece is titled ‘Eames: The Architect and The Painter’ which provides us with a candid view of the inner lives of the two great artists as they helped share their innovation with the world. It’s probably the nearest that we’ve ever got to behind the scenes and looks …

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Furniture by Jason Lewis

Chicago-based designer/maker Jason Lewis creates these beautiful pieces of furniture in his studio, which includes seating, tables, storage units, and other customs items. From what I’ve read up Jason worked as an apprentice to Bauhaus guru Berthold Schwaiger, who’s an award-winning furniture master craftsman. Schwaiger unfortunately passed away in 2006, but he will be forever known for his complex engineering …

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Alvar Aalto: In the Master’s Home

You may have seen me mention Alvar Aalto before, whether it be here or on my personal website, and over the weekend Nowness created this fantastic feature showcasing photography of the interior and exterior of the Alvar Aalto house in Helsinki, Finland. Alvar was a Finnish architect and designer, and was probably the most important Finnish architect of the 20th century. Not only did he design buildings, he …

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Modern Craftsmanship by Alfred Dunhill, Max Lamb

UK designer Max Lamb was recently involved in a project for Alfred Dunhill as part of their ‘Modern Craftsmanship’ program, an initiative illustrating the brand’s commitment to culture and creativity. Today we get some photography from behind the scenes and also close-ups of the chair itself, and then most importantly a film by Just So design agency which explores the creative processes and inspiration for …

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Horgenglarus, Where a Chair is Not Just a Chair by The Brander

The Brander is a relatively new website from what I know, an online publication based around brands and their creators. They get together with renowned journalists and high-end photographers to create and showcase some really talented individuals from all over the world. My favourite has to be this feature on a company called Horgenglarus who have been producing high quality chairs for over 130 years …

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Inspirational Imagery from Imke Klee

It’s not the first time that I’ve featured Imke Klee and her fantastic photography, this time it’s on a bit of a different note and revolves around her blog that she runs titled “a view to”. The idea of the blog is to share a view of her work and also her favourites in art, design, photography, trends and lifestyle. A collection of things that Imke finds interesting, beautiful or just inspirational. She lives and works between Berlin and Paris and you can definitely tell she has …

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