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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Visual Acoustics, The Modernism of Julius Shulman

So this is quite a tough post to write really, I’m not sure where to start. I’ve been on and off writing about furniture and such over the past few weeks but this particular one is more about a film and someones work, it was all inspired thanks to an interview I came across last night. The specific interview revolved around a different photographer that goes by the name of Pedro E. Guerrero …

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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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Designer Yrjö Kukkapuro for Apartamento Magazine #9

The fantastic blog that is Wo and We put me onto a series taken by photographer Osma Harvilahti for Apartamento Magazine issue number 9. Osma, who currently resides in New York, also has a wide array of other photography on her portfolio website, although it does mainly revolve around commissioned stuff and also some personal snaps from Finland. These ones I personally find most …

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Furniture Imagery from the Finn Juhl 2012 Catalogue

Finn Juhl, a man we’ve discussed many times before, captured my attention yesterday after I had a quick browse of their website. It was a pleasant surprise to see a new catalogue released this year which not only features some classic Finn Juhl furniture but also some nice text to accompany it, a few paragraphs written by Christian Homlsted Olesen, the curator at the Design Museum in …

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Gerald Summers Bent Plywood Armchair

Today I’ve selected Gerald Summers as my subject to talk about, a British designer who owned a short-lived company named “The Makers of Simple Furniture”. Gerald designed this beautiful chair back in 1934 that was inspired by Alvar Aalto’s bent plywood chairs of the same decade, although these were relatively similar the production process actually required no heat or steam, it relied on thin pliable veneers being glued together and …

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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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Exploring the Life and Works of Charlotte Perriand

Console by Charlotte Perriand, 1958. Metal and Laminated Wood Top. Today I thought I’d bring across some of my favourite pieces designed by french creative Charlotte Perriand, this also gives me a chance to dig up some information on her life and how she became one of the most important furniture designers of the mid 20th century. Charlotte in my eyes doesn’t get the credit she …

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