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 …Read More
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 …Read More
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 …
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 …Read More