Short Film on Alvar Aalto Exhibition

I think the greatest compliment or recognition as a creative individual you can receive for your life’s work is that it outlives you and continues to inspire others after you pass. One designer that refuses to go away in this respect is Alvar Aalto, who Jackson’s are currently highlighting in a small exhibition in their Berlin wing. The classic approach to design that the Fin took has insured his work oversees generation upon generation, his work …

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Alvar Aalto Studio Outtakes by Leslie Williamson

One of the main things that keeps me constantly captivated and inspired is the small network we’ve been lucky enough to generate here. I love the idea that once we’ve shared the work of someone that isn’t always the end of the line, I like checking back and seeing how creatives works have progressed, it’s good to know people are getting the rewards and opportunities they deserve. Leslie William …

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Collection of work by Tapio Wirkkala

After visiting the studio of Mari Andrews in yesterday’s post I’ve kept my nose to the ground in the search for another super creative individual and thankfully I stumbled upon the website of Finish designer Tapio Wirkkala. Now Tapio is unfortunately no longer gracing this earth since his passing in the middle of the eighties, however he has left behind him an expansive array of designs that have in some cases come to typify what …

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Short Film on Greta Magnusson Grossman

I’d like to see more women getting coverage for their great design, so I’ve brought across a short film celebrating the work of Swedish pioneer Greta Magnusson Grossman, which was kindly put together by the good folks over at Gubi in Copenhagen. Gretta was known in the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s for her iconic lighting, although she did venture into many facets of furniture and design throughout her forty year career. One of her …

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Short Film on Russel Wright’s Manitoga

I thought we’d turn our attention to another mid-century master today, so I’ve sourced out this great short film which introduces Russel Wright’s Manitoga home and offers up further context to the American designers life. This project has been put together by women’s retailer Anthropologie, which I thought was a little random but welcome nevertheless as their assistant director of operation Lori Moss talks us though Russel’s beautiful …

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IBM Clock Film by Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co

First and foremost when we’re out sourcing our latest content great design is at the core of what we’re looking for, beyond this scope it’s always the back story or concept that gets us hooked however. We’ve been admiring the work of Schoolhouse Electric & Supply Co for a little while now so when they sprung this video on us yesterday which provides added context to their …

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Short Film on the Aluminium Chair by Charles & Ray Eames

Anyone fond of the Eames pair? Yes us too, which is why I was surprised to come across this fantastic film that documents the making of their iconic Aluminium Chair sitting with so few views over on Vitra’s Vimeo page. The duos design of this chair was put together in 1958 and looking back this was quite a significant 12 months for the creative couple. As the film below will soon exp …

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Design Within Reach Presents: Jens Risom

It’s always satisfying to be able to provide more context on the designers that we admire, which is why it’s such a pleasure to return to a Design Within Reach short film that involves one of the best mid-century designers in our opinion, Jens Risom. Still actively involved in design at the grand old age of 200, as he would have you believe in this short film, Jens is lucky enough to be around and receive the credit that his work so deserves un …

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