Constantin Brancusi, Artist and Sculptor

Wow, this is why I love writing on this website, it’s an amazing tool for us to research individuals that we admire and that fascinate us. Today I’ve taken the jump and have decided to talk about an amazing artist that goes by the name of Constantin Brancusi. I was led to his work by the one and only Isamu Noguchi who was an assistant to Constantin in Paris, Constantin taught him how to carve stone and wood, just by looking at Isamu’s works you …

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Furniture, Objects and Imagery from Gallery Utopie

Here’s some fantastic imagery that I picked up thanks to Gallery Utopie (or Utopia in English) who sells and showcases different art/design pieces, the chairs in-particular seem to be quite a focal point. What I like about these guys is that they’ve got an individual taste and it definitely sets their gallery/shop apart from anyone else’s, plus a lot of these objects I’ve never even seen before …

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Jean Prouvé Architecture, Prefabricated and Dismantable Houses

As you may know already I’ve showcased various bits of imagery over the year from gallery Patrick Seguin, which happens to be one of my favourite “go to” places at the moment. Patrick is actually quite a prominent figure of the 20th century design world who helped promote various famous creatives such as the brilliant Charlotte Perriand, Pierre Jeanneret, Le Corbusier, and the man who we’ll …

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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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HAL Chair by Jasper Morrison

Although we generally tend to touch up mid-century style designers here I’m also a big admirer of designers like Jasper Morrison, Naoto Fukasawa, Dieter Rams and other industrial designers who are a bit more current and that are still working today. Naoto for example has a tendency to keep things simplistic and stripped down, always concerned with the emotions that we attach to objects over the years and how things function with us in our …

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Mobiles, Stabiles and Sculptures by Alexander Calder

In my article on CY Twombly a few weeks back I promised that I’d explore the works of Alexander Calder sometime in the near future. That day is today, I’m going to shed some thoughts on the individual, why he inspired me and also use this post to present some wonderful works that he’s created in the past. His mobiles were what really struck a chord with me, I saw a selection at the …

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La Mer de Pianos by Tom Wrigglesworth and Mathieu Cuvelier

It’s not often that both me and Daniel get to sit down and watch a creative video together in the office, usually we’re sitting on separate desks and are focused on our own work but since we’ve been on a late night slog working towards the opening of the shop tonight we were lucky to see a film that caught both of our attentions immediately. We even said it was the …

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Astier de Villatte Collections by Studio Homme

Studio Homme give us a nice guided tour through various creative workshops in Paris for their exclusive online launch of the Astier de Villatte collections, a series of collaborative works with different designers. First they visit a print factory where they make stationary, particularly notebooks and diaries, and even show us the four colour system that they will use on their machinery. The we move off to one of the …

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