Furnishings, Objects and More at Modern Fifty

After my recent book purchase, ‘The Unknown Craftsman’ written by Soetsu Yanagi which was adapted by Bernard Leach, it’s been great to capture the essence of someone who makes by hand. It has also opened my eyes to the relationship between an artisan or designer and the finished product itself. Should their name be placed on a piece? Should the object evoke or take on a creatives particular style? Should it be universal …

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Seating, Lighting and Storage Inspiration at Augustus Greaves

Some cracking inspiration that I found on my travels today, this time a bit more local to us at Augustus Greaves, based between Oxford and London. They specialise in selling pieces of design, whether it’s objects such as vases or lights, or furniture and tables, I decided to pick up a selection from their website today for all of you to admire. I have to admit it’s been a little while since I’ve …

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Furniture at the Modern Design Exhibition, Wright Auction House

Wright Auction House is a place I regularly check, just as an interested party in design really. As a creative myself I’m always intrigued to see designs from the past that have inspired others, also it gives me inspiration where I can find out about these people that came before me and their backgrounds. Obviously Wright happens to showcase more high end ‘art-like’ objects, where …

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Garance Dore Photographs Russel Wright’s Home

After sharing the work of the late great sculptor Constantin Brancusi yesterday I felt compelled to search out another master if you will that is no longer with us. Given we’ve featured a good number of names that the history books won’t let us forget, I found myself searching over a few that we’d visited before to see if we could unearth any further context to these select marvellous minds …

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Irving Harper: “Paper is a versatile medium” by Herman Miller

Wow, I came across this amazing video earlier today and I’ve been been itching to write a piece on it. Interestingly the subject is designer Irving Harper who’s someone that I was searching up about a few months back, specifically looking for imagery of his paper sculptures (what a coincidence). Herman Miller must have been on the same trail as me since they’ve produced this fantastic filmed …

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Martin Visser, Exhibition of 1960’s Dutch Modernist Furniture at Rocket Gallery

Rocket Gallery in London recently opened an exhibition dedicated to the one and only Martin Visser, the dutch designer who from the late 1950’s to early 1970’s was Head of Design at ‘t Spectrum. He actually acquired the company during the 1960’s which I guess shows just how dedicated he was to the work he produced there, he basically shaped the company’s aesthetics and and branding …

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Mixed Imagery from the Artek Catalogue

Today I’m going to revisit the one and only Artek, a company who we’ve talked about many times before here on the blog. Alvar Aalto is a massive inspiration and since Artek was co-founded by the man himself and three other inspired creatives, his wife Aino, Maire Gullichsen and Nils-Gustav Hahl, it makes sense that they sell top class furniture. The reason why I came across today’s set of imagery was because I found out about a project titled …

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Serge Mouille, Lighting Designer

As I was perusing through the usual subjects of mid-century design I stumbled across the ever so fantastic Serge Mouille, who seems to have had a recent web design update. Although not totally finished at the moment it looks like the studio will be releasing a publication of photography featuring Serge himself and exclusive imagery from inside the studio. As you know I’m pretty much a sucker for snaps of craftsman at work, so when I saw …

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Golden Arber Sculpture by Harry Bertoia at the 510 Fifth Ave Building

This morning I was diligently researching Harry Bertoia, mainly reading more into his life story and his works. I read on the Harry Bertoia blog that his daughter Celia, who also runs the Harry Bertoia website, had recently set up a Facebook page to house information on up and coming events involving Harry’s works and also a place for fans to congregate. This led me onto finding this fantas …

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